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Gale Martin will speak to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society on “Clues to Dating Photographs” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, November 13, in the Myers Inn Museum Meeting Room.

We all have boxes or albums of photographs with no name and maybe not a place or a time frame for the photo. With a little detective work, some of these can be identified if we take the time to study them and know what clues to look for.

Working with both genealogy and local history, Martin has learned clues she looks for in dating the photo. She will share these with the attendees. If you bring a photo, she will share ideas with the group.

Martin is a trustee of the Ohio Prairie Association and the Appalachia Ohio Alliance Board of Trustees, and currently the director of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum. For 13 years she was the Executive Director of the Marion County Historical Society having retired from that position in July of 2017. Before accepting the position with MCHS, Gale was the education specialist for the Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District and a part-time naturalist at the Mount Gilead State Park.

The Myers Inn Museum is open noon-3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. It is located across the street from the southwest corner of Sunbury Square. For more information about the historical society or the museum, visit the website at

Executive Director of Hayes Presidential Library to Present “R. B. Hayes during the Civil War”

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Delaware County Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Tue. Nov. 13 at the Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Rd., in Delaware. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m. The general public is invited but to ensure adequate seating, pre-registration is strongly requested, online at or by calling 740-369-3831, ext. 3 or emailing

The business portion of the meeting will include the annual report, followed by the election of Board trustees which all current Society members are eligible to participate in. There will be an opportunity to join or renew membership prior to the election for those who wish to vote.

The program portion of the meeting, on the topic of Rutherford B. Hayes during the Civil War, will be presented by Christie M. Weininger, Executive Director of the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums. Tours of the Meeker House will be offered at the conclusion of the meeting. For more information, or to inquire about opportunities for serving on the Board or a Society committee, email or call 740-369-3831, ext. 3.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit 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 and

Delaware County Genealogical Society Program Meeting

The November program meeting of the Delaware County Genealogical Society, originally scheduled for November 6th has been rescheduled to November 13th due to Election Day activities at the library. We will begin with a short business meeting. Business will involve the annual election of next year’s Board officers. All DCGS members are eligible to vote. We encourage as many members as possible to attend this meeting and exercise their right to vote. Board officers meet monthly and make vital decision about how the Society will be run. Now is the time to speak out, voice your opinion about how the Society has been run and to suggest any needed changes.

Do you have an ancestor you think might have been one of the early settlers of Delaware County? Are you interested in researching that person but don’t know how or where to start? Would you like to honor that person in a special way? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you should consider attending the next DCGS program meeting on November 13th. DCGS sponsors the Delaware County Pioneers (DCP) which is designed to identify and honor the memory of the earliest pioneers to Delaware County.

At 7 p.m. a half hour before regular meetings the Delaware County Genealogical Society holds “Let’s Talk Genealogy” sessions in the Community Room. This is a free public service provided by Genealogy Librarian Larry Dulin. Share your genealogy research stories, the good, the bad and the ugly, including your triumphs, lament over your brick walls We help newcomers just getting started, offer new sources of information, including free and worthwhile sites to explore. There will be time to answer your questions. Our goal is to add to your joy of the quest by encouraging others to get involved and sharing their work with those attending.

The meeting is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13th in the Community Room of the Delaware County District Library, 84 East Winter Street, Delaware. We hope to see you there!

District seeking public comment on new Plan

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) has been completed and is posted for public comment on the Delaware General Health District’s website.

The Health District is asking community residents to visit this site to review the action plan and post any comments or suggestions by Nov. 19, 2018. The CHIP is available for public comment on the Plans and Data page of Residents can review the document and post any comments, concerns or questions.

The Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County (The Partnership) wrapped up the 2018 CHIP planning process commissioned by the Health District this fall.

The Partnership determined these health issues as the top priorities facing Delaware County:

• Chronic Disease

• Mental Health and Addiction

• Cross-Cutting Strategies

Partnership members and other community members met over the summer to develop goals and strategies to address the identified priorities. The Partnership then compiled those strategies into the CHIP.

The Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County is a multi-sector group consisting of approximately 150 members, including community leaders, residents, organizations and agencies. A total of 72 partners participated in drafting the health improvement plan.

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