Hey, I Saw Your House In A Catalog: Sears Houses In Delaware

7 Jul , 2019  

If you live in Delaware, there’s a good chance that you might live near a residence that was bought out of a book.

As Sears catalog, to be exact.

According to Wikipedia, Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. More…

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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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Hayes Exhibit Worth A Trip From Delaware To Fremont

18 Mar , 2019  

As local historians know, the city of Delaware has a strong connection not only with native son Rutherford B. Hayes, but also with his wife, Lucy Webb Hayes.

An exhibition underway at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum in Fremont looks at one of both Hayes’ favorite topics – temperance. Artifacts on display include one from Lucy Hayes. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Holiday Home Tour Celebrates History

5 Dec , 2018  

The Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware, several square blocks of wonderful nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture, will be hosting its biennial Holiday Home Tour this weekend.

The 2018 edition will occur on Saturday, December 8 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Take A Video Ghost Tour Of Delaware

31 Oct , 2018  

As a Halloween treat, we share a link to an episode which aired on WOSU back in October of 2017. In it, Local historian Jeff Darbee tours the Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware with one of the guides from their annual ghost walk to talk about history and haunted tales.


Watch the video here.