Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Powell History

Our Mission:

Preservation, education, and service to the community.

The Martin-Perry house is currently closed but volunteers are available by appointment.
Masks and social distancing are required.
Check here for updates.

Upcoming Programs

All Are Welcome! - No Charge but Donations Appreciated!

Monday June 14, 2021

7:31 PM - 8:31 PM
at Martin-Perry House

Sherry Carmichael will present
"Walking tour of Powell Cemetery"

Reservations are required for this program.
or call (614) 848-6210 or email
and leave your name, address, phone number, email address and the number of people in your group.

Program Details

Recent Programs and Events

All Men Should Be Free

Dr. Ronald St. Pierre, Associate V P and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, portrayed Reverend John Rankin, pastor of the Free Presbyterian church if Ripley, Ohio, who took us back in time to 1851. We attended a lecture by Rev. Rankin sponsored the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society. Rev. Rankin shared his views on slavery and some of his experiences in the anti-slavery movement, and the underground railroad. it was a very interesting and lively lecture.


Ohio Frontier Encampment

One Room Schools

Spring Cleanup of the Martin-Perry Homestead Gardens

For the fourth year, volunteers from the Farmers Insurance Co. and members of the Powell Area Garden Club joined together to spruce up the Martin-Perry Homestead grounds and gardens. The Farmers employees perform this service in memory of Jo Cornish-Gerwig who was a colleague at Farmers and a long time active member of both the Powell Liberty Historical Society and the Powell Area Garden Club. Their service is very much appreciated.



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.