The Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) announced earlier this month that it plans to offer guided walking tours of downtown Delaware, focused on the impact to the town during the 1913 flood.
Tours will be led by local historian Brent Carson, president emeritus of the DCHS, during Delaware’s First Friday event on May 5. Two one-hour tour options will be available (6 and 7 p.m.), both leaving from the southeast corner of East Winter and North Union streets.
“We’ve all seen the blue Historic Flood High Water Markers around town. The March 1913 flood is a tragic part of our shared history, but it was an opportunity to learn and build a stronger, safer Delaware and Olentangy River watershed,” said Donna Meyer, DCHS executive director. “This tour is an opportunity to honor those lost and learn more about our town and the history that shaped it. We’re fortunate to have Brent, a knowledgeable local, share stories and point out key places impacted by this moment in history.”
The event is open to the public at a cost.
Those interested in attending can purchase tickets on Eventbrite by searching “Delaware County Historical Society.”
The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, preserving and sustaining interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio. In addition to regular educational programming for all ages, DCHS owns and curates exhibits at several historical sites, including Nash House Museum, Meeker Homestead & Museum and the Delaware Historic Jail & Sheriff’s Residence. Learn more, view event and exhibit schedules and find additional museum information at https://www.delawareohiohistory.org/. The organization also operates The Barn at Stratford event venue for weddings, corporate meetings, and other special gatherings. To learn more or book an event, visit https://barnatstratford.org/.
Submitted by the Delaware County Historical Society.