New Exhibits At Meeker Homestead Museum

6 Sep , 2019  

What we now know as the present-day village of Stratford, near US 23 and SR 315 south of Delaware, was settled in 1807 by John Beard and was the site of early pioneer mills in Delaware County.

The exhibit “Stratford a Mill Town” explains how the town grew from 1807 through 1902 along the banks of the Whetstone (Olentangy) River, which provided power for these mills which produced grain, wool, and paper. More…

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Tour The Town: Updated

26 Jul , 2019  

UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – There’s a different kind of “parade of homes” taking place soon in Delaware County. Unlike the just-built variety at Evans Farm, this one showcases structures with a few more years under their belts.

The Delaware County Historical Society is hosting the Historic Stratford Mill Town Tour on Sunday, August 11 from 2 PM to 5 PM in the vicinity of the Stratford Road/US 23 intersection. More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

This Month Do The Archives Crawl

5 Jul , 2019  

Would you like a summer activity that is fun and educational?

The Delaware County Records Center is sponsoring the Archives Crawl this month, the mission of which is to learn about local history in a fun and interactive way. To play, take your passport to as many of the repositories as you can to learn more about local history. 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 In Your Own Backyard Features Last Covered Bridge In Delaware County: Video

13 Apr , 2019  

A regional video database of historic attractions in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana recently had Delaware County in its sights.

According to its website, History in Your Own Backyard has as its mission a quest to, after locating interest pieces of history, “…document these structures and sites via digital video for the world to see first hand. I know that we can’t save every site but if enough people are aware of what we could possibly save, we can have a world rich in history for our great grandchildren to explore and enjoy.” More…



Bieber Mill Safe From Planned Road Work, Report Shares

28 Feb , 2019  

Lovers of Delaware County’s historic landmarks are undoubtedly happy that planned roadwork on State Route 315 by the Ohio Department of Transportation will not impact the location of the Bieber Mill along the Olentangy River. More…

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Storytelling Taking Center Stage In Galena

17 Feb , 2019  

Tales from local and national history will be taking center stage on March 2 as the Sixth Annual “Days Gone By” Storytelling Event takes place in the Galena Village Hall.

From 1 to 3 PM, learn more about history through a special historical presentation highlighting one of our First Ladies – Dolley Madison – with a diorama created and presented by Patricia Swisher of Galena. More…



Take The Ohio Presidential Trail

10 Feb , 2019  

As a county with a “Presidential past,” many Delaware Countians are lovers of American history. And while no location stops are a part of the new Ohio Presidential Trail, native son Rutherford B. Hayes is certainly represented.

Just in time for President’s Day, TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, has launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org. The 13-stop trail invites travelers to find history here in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents elected from Ohio. More…



Vignettes To Tell Story Of The Underground Railroad In Delaware County

27 Jan , 2019  

The next public program of the Delaware County Historical Society, “Voices of the Underground Railroad,” will present a poignant look at the way that escaping slaves impacted Delaware County in the years before the Civil War.

It will take place at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 West William Street in downtown Delaware on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM. More…

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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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