Join us Monday August 6th for a field trip focused on the Myers School House. Delhi participants will meet at the Delhi Historical Society at 9:30 am for a short talk on early schools in Delhi. Then they will depart by bus to the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse to hear about the Sisters’ part of the story and tour the Motherhouse. Afterwards, the group will travel to Heritage Village for a catered lunch and tour of the Myers Schoolhouse and the village. The group will arrive back at DHS around 4:30pm. Click here to learn more.
Author Dann Woellert shares the research on his book, Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati.
"Cincinnati is the home to food inventions, rivalries, and restaurants that stand the test of time. The Queen City boasts the invention of both Cincinnati chili and goetta. Mecklenburg Gardens, Arnold's, Izzy's and Scotti's have all operated for over a century. The French restaurant Maisonette was the epitome of fine dining, and Wong Yie's Famous Restaurant took Chinese cuisine from street fare to an exotic experience. Busken Bakery and Frisch's vied for Cincinnati pumpkin pie supremacy by taking digs at each other through billboards and redecorating a Big Boy statue in Busken attire. Author Dann Woellert explores the most iconic eateries, the German influence on Queen City food and what makes dining so unique in Cincinnati."
Medicinal plants and minerals have been used for many thousands of years, by many cultures, all over the world. Many of these plants have a variety of suggested uses and scientific research has shown that some plants are beneficial and that some others have little or no value. Maley’s fascinating lecture will examine the history, uses, misuses and even the risk associated with plants or minerals used for medicinal purposes.
Matt Maley is a volunteer for and former board member of the Delhi Historical Society. He has reviewed medicinal plant use for over 40 years and used scientific research to assess the true value of plants reported as “used by the Indians or listed in folk lore or by herbalists or just “hear say”.
On October 21, 2017, take a journey through Cincinnati's past on Delhi Historical Society's Cemetery Bus Tour! Attendees will visit and hear stories about 4 local cemeteries including:
Old St. Joe's Cemetery
The Mother House Cemetery
Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Afterward, attendees are encouraged to stay at the DHS Farmhouse Museum for light refreshments and a stroll through the museum.
12:30-12:50: Check in at the Farmhouse Museum
12:50: Board bus
1:00: Bus departs
1:00 - 4:00: Cemetery visits
4:00: Refreshments at the DHS Farmhouse
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Call us at 513-451-4313 or fill out the form on the "Contact us" page to be placed on a wait list.
Attention all genealogists! You will not want to miss this! The Hamilton County Recorder's Office chief of staff, David Pittinger will join us to explain how to utilize their resources for genealogy research.
Join the Delhi Historical Society on Saturday, May 20th when we hit the road to learn about New Richmond, Ohio! Located about twenty miles east of Cincinnati on the shore of the Ohio River, the town’s history was known as a center of commerce and for its abolition movement during the 19th century. Steamboat traffic brought in many visitors and exported many goods, making the town’s businesses very successful. There are also many notable local stories that came from this town. Whether it was starting a school in the 1830s that was open to all students regardless of race and sex or publishing a risky abolitionist newspaper, many citizens made history as abolitionist and freedom defenders. New Richmond has two nationally recognized Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites. Join us to learn more about our Eastside neighbors!
8:30 am Check in at the Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse Museum
9:00 am Bus departs Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse Museum
10:00 am arrive Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church
Introduction to New Richmond & Brief Church History
10:20 am Begin Walking Tour
10:30 am arrive Ross-Gowdy House Museum & tour exhibits
11:00 am depart RGH & walk riverfront to Cardboard Boat Museum arrive 11:20 am
11:30 am bus departs from Cardboard Boat Museum for U.S. Grant Birthplace
11:45 am arrive Grant Birthplace
12:45 pm depart Grant Birthplace
1:00 pm arrive Front Street Café
2:30 pm depart New Richmond for Delhi
3:30 pm arrive at the Delhi Historical Society Farmhouse Museum
The cost is $30/member, $35/non member (Lunch and snacks included). LIMITED SEATING, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call 513-451-4313 by May 13 to make a reservation.
Please note that your reservation will not be confirmed until payment is received. Pay online at www.delhihistoricalsociety.org or checks can be mailed to 468 Anderson Ferry Road.
Join Shelby Louden to learn about travel on the Ohio River.
Our spring annual flower sale begins Saturday, April 29. Special pre-sale at the opening of the 1937 Flood Exhibit Friday evening, April 28. Beautiful spring bedding plants in bloom in our greenhouse at 468 Anderson Ferry Road. 4-inch pots.
Hours are 12-3 pm daily through May 7 or until they are gone. Shop early for the best selection.
The Delhi Historical Society is pleased to present United by Highwater: The Great Flood of 1937 from April 28-November 30, an exhibit created by Mount St. Joseph University students commemorating the 80th anniversary of the 1937 flood of the Ohio River in Cincinnati. Come explore the impact this natural disaster had on our riverside city and how communities united to help each other through this difficult time. Highlights include personal stories, extraordinary photos of Cincinnati under water, and an analysis of the weather patterns that caused the 80ft. flood. Join us at 7 pm on Friday, April 28th for an opening reception and meet the students who designed the exhibit. Attendees will also get to shop the Delhi Historical Society Annual Flower Sale a day early!
Admission is Free!
Image provided by Phil Lind
Join Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray to learn more about the bones found while renovating Washington Park and Music Hall.
Photo Credit: smore.com
Like her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Elizabeth-Murray-Forensic-Anthropologist-1430341603878257/
Lecture Series: The History, Development, and Use of Essential Tools From 1,000,000 BC - Early 1900s
Join us to learn about the history, development, and use of tools from 1,000,000 BC to the early 1900s with DHS's own Matt Maley.
Archaeologists have uncovered tools that were made by humanoids as far back as 2.5 million years ago. Over thousands of years, tools developed to meet the needs of individuals and cultures; progressing from the stone age to the copper age then the bronze age and finally the iron age. In ancient Mesopotamia, there were tool developments that subsequently were adopted and improved by the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The Chinese developed and improved many specialized tools, with most tools being developed by all cultures to meet a specific purpose. Basic designs for many of the essential tools remained similar with some improvement or modification of design to become more efficient and useful. Many of the tools we used today may be traced back hundreds to thousands of years with only minor changes over time. Wood working tools were initially rather basic and “primitive” by today’s standards. However, as societies progressed, some specialized tool modifications permitted the development from the basic to the more refined tools that permitted the development of useful but “artistic” furniture and the homes that utilized these furnishings. We will review this progression of tool development with many examples showing this development over eons and compare the ancient with tools that built the homes and other structures of the 19th and 20th centuries.
"Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati’s fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship. “Wall dogs” like sign artist Gus Holthaus left their marks on the city. A sign for the Beehive, the club and restaurant at the top of the arena, reminds residents of Cincinnati’s pro hockey team, the Stingers. Not many can remember “the Other Place,” but a hand-painted advertisement still adorns a city wall."
Join us at 7 pm February 13, 2017, at the Delhi Park Lodge to learn more! Feel free to bring snacks to share!