DCHS program to highlight founder of Curry School


The Delaware County Historical Society will present its next community history program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, inside the newly renovated The Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware. The program topic will be Elmer Washington Bryant Curry, an African American who was born in 1871 and raised in Delaware, Ohio. At the young age of 17, he founded The Curry School and dedicated his life to preparing African Americans with both an academic education and a practical trade as a way to both improve his students’ lives and also to “uplift” African Americans in society.

The program will be jointly presented by Benny Shoults, a Delaware County Historical Society volunteer and curator of the Meeker Homestead Museum, and Barbara Terzian, associate professor of history at Ohio Wesleyan University and a specialist in U.S. legal and women’s history.

The program is free and open to the public. To ensure adequate seating, registration is strongly encouraged. To register, find the program listing at EventBrite.com, or use the link in the article about the program on the DCHS website (delawareohiohistory.org).

For more information or help with registering, email [email protected] or call 740-369-3831, ext 3.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County. The Barn at Stratford is operated by DCHS as an event venue for weddings, corporate meetings and other special occasions. To learn more, visit the venue and society web sites at barnatstratford.org and delawareohiohistory.org.


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