Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

History of the Rookwood Pottery

Historic Rookwood Pottery building from a old series of postcards

Historic Rookwood Pottery building from a old series of postcards

Join us June 10 at the Delhi Park Lodge, at 7 p.m. for a program presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center on Rookwood Pottery. This program presents the history of Rookwood Pottery — its development, decline and resurgence. Some of the pottery’s important glaze lines are shown along with some of the outstanding art pottery decorators. Discuss and view examples of Rookwood Faience decorative architectural tiles that can be found in Cincinnati and throughout the United States. The program is free and open to the public.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Final Chapter of the Bricca Case

Summer’s Almost Gone: The Final Chapter of the Bricca Case

Summer’s Almost Gone: The Final Chapter of the Bricca Case

JT Townsend, Author

T Townsend exposes the never-before-seen case file for the unsolved, triple homicide of the Bricca family, Cincinnati’s most notorious murder mystery. Cracking open a case that’s been cold for 50 years is daunting. Evidence is lost, buried, or forgotten. The truth is elusive, shrouded, or shameful. The Bricca case defies our expectation that killers are captured, victims are avenged, and justice aligns with the truth.

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Program on The C&O's Cheviot Hill & Rail Yard, 1901-1978
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Program on The C&O's Cheviot Hill & Rail Yard, 1901-1978


Join us Monday, May 13, 7 p.m. at the Delhi Park Lodge, as Mike Brestel talks about the C & O’s Cheviot Hill route with its many trestles.
Many people are surprised to learn that for more than three quarters of a century Cincinnati’s West Side hosted a virtual mountain railroad, extending from the banks of the Ohio River near downtown to a crossing of the Great Miami River north of Miamitown. This program covers the history of Cheviot Yard and Cheviot Hill, which were essential features of the C&O’s route from Cincinnati to Chicago, from the line’s beginning in 1901 through its abandonment in 1978.

The program features hundreds of photos illustrating the construction of the railroad and showing the day-to-day operations and features that made the line a legend among railroad fans around the country The story culminates in a trip down Cheviot Hill on the last train to leave the Yard on July 16, 1978, then we see the dismantlement and scrapping of the track and infrastructure, ending with a look at the remnants of what was once a major through route for passengers and freight between the eastern U.S. and the Chicago rail gateway.

Mike Brestel is a lifetime resident of Cincinnati, having lived most of his life within two miles of Cheviot Yard. Several of his family members were C&O employees, spending all or most of their careers at Cheviot. Mike is a nationally known rail photographer and writer, and is the owner of Western Hills Photo & Hobby, 6319 Glenway Ave. He is a former President of the National Model Railroad Association, which he currently serves as World-Wide Director, and has been a member of the C&O Historical Society for over 50 years. His wife, Mary Beth, was the Branch Manager of the Delhi Township Public Library, 2010-2017.

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Spring Flower Sale May 4-10
May
4
to May 9

Spring Flower Sale May 4-10

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Our spring annual flower sale begins Saturday, May 4. Special presale at the opening of the exhibit Roots: The People and Stories that Shaped Delhi Township. Friday evening, May 3, from 6-8 p.m.. Beautiful spring bedding plants in bloom in our greenhouse at 468 Anderson Ferry Road. 4-inch pots. Hours are 11-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5 and 12:30-3 on Tuesday and Thursday, May 7 and 9. Shop early for the best selection.

This is one of our biggest fund raisers of the year. Please support us.

Thank you once again to Bob Maddux of Krueger Maddux Greenhouses for his generosity to the Delhi Historical Society.

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Exhibit Opening - ROOTS: The People and Stories That Shaped Delhi Township
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibit Opening - ROOTS: The People and Stories That Shaped Delhi Township

The Delhi Historical Society will unveil its new exhibit, "ROOTS: The People and Stories That Shaped Delhi Township," on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. during a special event at its historic Farmhouse.at 468 Anderson Ferry Road. The public is invited to attend this free opening. Light refreshments will be served.

 "ROOTS" tells how Delhi grew from a remote, rural farming township to the thriving residential community it is today.

 The exhibit is based upon the words of early residents of Delhi, whose stories were collected by the Society beginning in the 1980s.  Photographs and artifacts from five eras: 1900-1919, 1920-1939, 1940-1959, 1960-1979, and 1980-2000 are on display.  Panels feature the words from those who recall the earliest days of Delhi. A special audio-visual presentation is being produced to support the exhibit.

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Jim LaBarbara presents "Life Amplified Through Rock 'n Roll" Monday, April 8
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Jim LaBarbara presents "Life Amplified Through Rock 'n Roll" Monday, April 8

Jim LaBarbara "The Music Professor" shares his honest firsthand account of his experience during a dynamic and sometimes turbulent life on and off the radio at a program at the Delhi Senior Center, 665 Neeb Road, April 8, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS AT THE DELHI SENIOR CENTER!

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Cemetery Tour
Oct
13
12:30 PM12:30

Cemetery Tour

On October 13, 2018, take a journey through Cincinnati's past on Delhi Historical Society's Cemetery Bus Tour! Attendees will visit and hear stories about 2 local cemeteries including:

Old St. Joseph Cemetery
Potter's Field

Afterward, attendees are encouraged to stay at the DHS Farmhouse Museum for light refreshments and a stroll through the museum.

SCHEDULE:

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:

Reserve your tickets by October 6th by calling 513-451-4313

Payment must be received by October 6, 2018.

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Ohio Navigation, Yesterday and Today
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ohio Navigation, Yesterday and Today

Join us Monday, September 10 at 7pm at the Delhi Park Lodge as we kick of the 2018-19 monthly program season! This month features retired Ohio River Lockmaster, Jim Noble. In over 30 years of service, Mr. Noble started out at Lock and Dam #15, in Sardis Ohio 43 miles above Marietta Ohio. Lock and Dam 15 was the last Wicket Dam in operation on the upper Ohio River. After Lock and Dam 15 was decommissioned in September 1975 he transferred to Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam, near Chilo Ohio.

Lockmaster: A Lockmaster follows the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army and is the person who is in charge of an Inland Waterway Navigation Facility, (AKA, Lock and Dam) and all satellite projects connected to the Locks and Dam.

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Farmhouse Birthday Party
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Farmhouse Birthday Party

Celebrate the Farmhouse Museum's birthday with us!

Enjoy a piece of birthday cake and a beverage as you explore the beautiful late 1800s house. Learn about the history of Delhi and its greenhouse industry, explore our genealogy archives and history library or just come eat cake and enjoy an afternoon in this little Delhi treasure!

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated! 

This is a part of the Ohio Open Doors event.

The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Oct. 15, 1966, the Act has proven instrumental in transforming the face of communities from coast to coast, establishing the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes, and archaeological sites. It drives economic revitalization by attracting investment, supporting small business, stabilizing neighborhoods and creating jobs.

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office administers the National Historic Preservation Act in Ohio. Many of the landmarks featured in Ohio Open Doors events are in the National Register of Historic Places, which the National Historic Preservation Act created.

 “Ohio Open Doors shares stories of important landmarks right in our backyard, highlighting the history and unique nature of some of Ohio’s most treasured historic places,” says Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of the Ohio History Connection.

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CANCELLED-Myers School House Tour
Aug
6
9:30 AM09:30

CANCELLED-Myers School House Tour

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.

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Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati

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."

 

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Alternative Medicine: Medicinal Plants and Minerals
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Alternative Medicine: Medicinal Plants and Minerals

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”. 

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Cemetery Tour
Oct
21
12:30 PM12:30

Cemetery Tour

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
Darby-Lee 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.

Schedule:

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.

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Historic New Richmond Walking and Bus Tour
May
20
8:30 AM08:30

Historic New Richmond Walking and Bus Tour

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.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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Annual Flower Sale!
Apr
29
to May 7

Annual Flower Sale!

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.

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Opening Reception- United by Highwater: The Great Flood of 1937
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception- United by Highwater: The Great Flood of 1937

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

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Lecture Series: The History, Development, and Use of Essential Tools From 1,000,000 BC - Early 1900s
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

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.

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