History/Tourism

Frederick Douglass Returns To Delaware

13 Jun , 2019  

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, but also a self-educated man, author, noted speaker, activist in civil and human rights, and the first black man to hold high office in the US government. During his lifetime he spoke in Delaware, Ohio several times: in 1856 at Templar Hall (Kern Building), in 1867 at William Street United Methodist Church, and in 1870 at the Delaware Opera House. On May 10, 2008, Civil War Remembrance Day, a historical plaque was placed at 17 N. Sandusky St. to commemorate his 1856 appearance.

On Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM, the Delaware County Historical Society will present a community program at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William Street. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Hey, Young Adults: Can You Dig It?

9 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society has announced its second summer camp of 2019.

Following its successful summer camp experience earlier this month looking at history through the lens of cemeteries, the Society is offering kids the opportunity to indulge in a bit of local archaeology.

Those aged 8 through 14 are invited to “Can You Dig It? Adventures in Archaeology” to be held the week of July 29 from Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Historical Society Receives Grant For Barn Restoration

7 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society recently completed the first phase of a restoration project at The Barn at Stratford and received a grant from the State of Ohio’s Facilities Construction Commission for $250,000 which covered most of the expenses. Funding was approved by the state legislature as part of the 2018-2019 budget. More…

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History/Tourism

Fighting For Freedom

11 Mar , 2019  

The next program from the Delaware County Historical Society will present a speaker focusing on African American contributions to the American Civil War. Entitled “Fighting for Freedom: The United States Colored Troops in the Civil War,” the evening will feature Anthony Gibbs, Local History Department Manager at the Ohio History Connection and traveling artist. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society Receives Grant To Assist In Preserving County History

3 Feb , 2019  

Over 70 years, the Delaware County Historical Society has amassed more than a terabyte of digital photographs, videos, audio histories, and object descriptions.  These files are made available to the public through the organization’s website and are often used for research and education.

Much of the material is irreplaceable, and if lost would leaving a gaping hole in the local collective histories. In order to reliably protect the files and make them available to the public, the Society needs a large amount of data storage and an efficient back up system. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society Announces 2019 Event Lineup

15 Jan , 2019  

One thing’s for certain: there’s something for just about everyone during the coming year who loves local history. The Delaware County Historical Society recently announced in 2019 event schedule on its website. It includes: More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society To Feature Speaker On American-Native American Relations

12 Jan , 2019  

In its initial offering of 2019, the Delaware County Historical Society will offer a look into the history of American-Native American relations.

Starting at 7 PM on Thurdsay, January 17, the presentation will be made by Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations with the Ohio History Connection. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society To Hold Annual Meeting; Hear Talk On President And Mrs. Hayes

8 Nov , 2018  

The county will be focusing on one of its favorite sons next week when the Delaware County Historical Society holds its Annual Meeting at The Barn at Stratford.

During the meeting, information on Society activities and finances will be shared and an election of Trustees will take place. More…

History/Tourism

Baseball As It Used To Be

15 Sep , 2018  

There’s an opportunity on Sunday afternoon to watch the grand old sport of baseball “the way it used to be.”

At 2:00 PM, the Willow Brook Sliders will take on the Ohio Village Muffins at The Barn at Stratford in Delaware, hosted by the Delaware County Historical Society. More…

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