Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Powell History

Upcoming Programs

"Rescheduled Walking Tour of Powell Cemetery"

presented by
Sherry Carmichael

at Martin-Perry House
Monday August 29, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for this program.
or call (614) 848-6210 or email service@powellhistory.org
If you call or email, be sure to leave your name, address, phone number, email address and the number of people in your group.

Program Details

"Liberty Presbyterian Church, A Local Historic Gem"

presented by
Tracy Scott, retired teacher

at Liberty Presbyterian Church
Monday September 12, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Program Details

Recent Programs and Events

Waking Tour of Downtown Powell

Aug 2022 Walking Tour
Aug 2022 Walking Tour
Aug 2022 Walking Tour
Aug 2022 Walking Tour

It started as a beautiful summer evening for a stroll through downtown Powell with Sherry Carmichael but the weather had other plans. A storm rolled through about half way through the walk forcing a quick return to the Martin Perry House. Sherry finished her narration of Powell history in the meeting room followed by tours of the house, refreshments, and pleasant conversation.


Irena Carpenter's Journal - A Woman's Perspective on Traveling to the Ohio Territory

Sherry Carmichael Portrays Irena Carpenter

This recorded program of historical fiction, developed for the Delaware County Historical Society, tells the story of Irena Carpenter, wife of Nathan Carpenter, the first white family to settle in the county in what is now Liberty Township. Sherry portrays Irena Carpenter, who came here with her husband and 10 children in 1801. She presents a woman's perspective of coming to the wilderness of the Ohio Territory. Sherry wrote the script for the video and portrayed Irena. The story is based on documented facts, where available, and incorporates plausible guesses where the information is not known.



A grant from the Jack and Jane Van Fossen Fund of the Delaware County Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. This gift supports maintenance of the Martin-Perry Homestead and the ongoing pursuit of our mission.


Learn more about the Delaware County Foundation.