Bicentennial Cookbook planned


Myers Inn Museum Curator Polly Horn recently announced that the Big Walnut Area Historical Society is creating a Bicentennial Cookbook of family recipes to celebrate 200 years of good cooks in Sunbury.

Local history goes back to pioneer days well before Delaware County was set off from Franklin County in 1808. In June of that year Sunbury Township was formed. Sometime around 1826 Sunbury Township ceased to exist, with sections going to Berkshire, Brown and Trenton townships.

William and Lawrence Myers, two brothers who came to Delaware County, purchased farm land and platted it into a town, giving it the name Sunbury, the effective date of record being November 9, 1816.

In 2016 the Village of Sunbury will celebrate its bicentennial, with a host of activities planned by a bicentennial committee.

“We’re asking every family in the community to send in a family favorite to be included,” Horn said. “Recipes may be given in memory of a grandparent who started the tradition, or just a neighbor one wants to remember. Or how about that great barbeque you served last weekend? The keepsake cookbook will make a good reminder of the Sunbury Bicentennial.”

Horn said to send a favorite family recipe to:

Recipes at BWAHS,

P.O. Box 362,

Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Recipes may be emailed to < Recipes@BigWalnutHistory.org > or hand delivered to the Myers Inn Museum during regular hours. Include name and phone number in case there are questions about the recipe. Suzanne Allen and Warren Owen are chairing the cookbook committee. If you have questions or wish to help, call the Myers Inn Museum, 740-965-1154 and leave a message, our call will be returned. The Myers Inn Museum is open from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

To learn more about the Myers Inn Museum, the Big Walnut Area Historical Society or the Bicentennial Cookbook, visit < BigWalnutHistory.org > or the museum during regular hours.

The Myers Inn Museum is located 45 South Columbus Street, across from the southwest corner of historic Sunbury Village Square.