From Factory to Fine Arts: 106 years of Edgar Hall

Postcard from, about 1912

Postcard from, about 1912

The Edgar Hall building which currently houses part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Fine Arts department sits on the border of two historic districts in Delaware.  As part of the Sandusky Street Historic District, it was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  The Ohio Wesleyan buildings were [Read more…]

Delaware County Historical Society Announces Heritage Tour

Delaware County has a rich history, with over 200 years of stories to tell.

The small towns and townships that make up the fabric of the county have a

fascinating heritage. Join the Delaware County Historical Society as we

travel to two of those communities – Sunbury and Powell.  Learn how their

stories are an integral part of the larger history of Delaware County.

The tour will take place on Saturday June 21.  At 9:30am carpool from the

Nash House Museum at 157 East William St. Journey to Sunbury for a visit to

The Sunbury Myers Inn and the Sunbury Village Square, hosted by the Big

Walnut Area Historical Association.


Lunch will be at PJ’s Restaurant on US Route 36 in Sunbury and we will then

journey to the Powell -Liberty Historical Society and they will host us at

the Martin-Perry Homestead Museum.


Cost: $10 which includes defrayed costs to the museums and carpooling from Delaware. Lunch at PJ’s will be at your own expense. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the Nash House Museum.


For more information,  Contact the Delaware County Historical Society at   Telephone: 740-369-3831


Delaware County Historical Society Open House

Delaware County Historical Society will hold an Open House at the historic Cryder Center, 157 E. William St. Delaware, on Saturday, Dec. 21st from noon – 2pm. This annual event, open to the public, will showcase the many exhibits in the Nash House Museum as well as the Research Library.

Festively decorated for the holidays, the Nash House, an 1878 brick Italianate-style home was built for Thomas and Mina Slattery and was purchased by William Henry Nash and his wife Emeline in 1885. It remained in the Nash family until 1954 when Miss Pauline Nash presented the house to the Delaware County Historical Society.

The Nash House Museum is generally furnished in the Victorian period with donated furnishings which have a direct connections to Delaware County and include a tall case clock from the late 1700s to a 1928 General Electric Refrigerator. Rooms on display include the parlor, music room, dining room, gentleman’s study, children’s room, bedroom, as well as the kitchen, which was remodeled to match the late 1940’s style. The furnishings and reproduction wallpaper make this home a showplace of the Victorian era.


The Historical Society Offers a Window into Our County’s Past

When we were looking to move to Central Ohio 3 years ago, my husband and I found Delaware through real estate listings for older homes. I’ve always been drawn to the character of an old house. Now that we live in a 100 year old cottage in the Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware, I’m excited to discover the unique history of our home and the people who came before us.
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