About DCHS

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The Delaware County Historical Society was organized in 1976 by a local group of people who wanted to preserve Delaware County’s history. In 1991 the Maree Wallace Museum was opened to house historical artifacts, books and various miscellaneous items. We are a non-profit organization that established our 501(c)3 status in 1976. In 1979, the Historical Society first published a 1000 page history of the county titled “Heritage of the Hills – A History of Delaware County”. In 1981, they published its first magazine titled “Heritage of the Hills Magazine” and is a bi-annual publication. The current magazine is included your paid membership. Join today!

DCHS Board Members

Becki Farley


Vice President, Business Banking Advisor, with 33 years banking experience, the last 17 years with Arvest Bank of Delaware County

Pat Cordell

Vice President

Retired US Navy, 20 years. Maintained P-3 A/C and flew as a crew member

Zelda Houck


Retired Delaware County Department of Human Services 24 years in the clerical department and Sissy’s Place, retail sales 10 years

Leah Jo Morgan


ISO/AAP, Chief Operations Officer, 20 years banking with Grand Savings Bank; 5 years business owner Lakeview Computer Systems

John Stevenson

1966-1970 US Navy, Retired AT&T, 31 Years, Local Rancher

Turner Hopkins

Small business owner specializing in mobile home repair for 35 years. Lives on his birthplace, fourth generation, since 1936

David Dunham

Oklahoma State Tech, US Army; 15 years Construction Engineer, 25 years Safety/Environmental/Fire Protection Management, Retired Little Debbie’s Management Team 2010

Winston Dunaway

Enlisted in the Navy 1957-59. 1963 worked at Eagle Pitcher in Quapaw, 1963-1995 Department of Human Services last 25 years in management position. After retirement worked 3 years for Hospice and Home Health. Board of Directors at Alcohol & Treatment Center for 30 plus years

Carol Savage

Retired from Volkswagen, USA in San Francisco. Is currently a volunteer genealogist at Grove Public Library, specializing in Cherokee genealogy. Family roots go back to Trail of Tears and settling on Honey Creek

Les Newkirk

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