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The volunteers and staff of the Delaware County Historical Society are hard at work getting Historic Event Venue, The Barn at Stratford, ready for opening celebrations this week.  In addition to the clean-up of the Meeker House (see earlier News Item) the Historic Garth Oberlander Barn is being transformed. Auction Barn to Historic Event Venue […]

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The Historic Barn – Garth Oberlander Barn – was graced for many years by four “Hex Signs”, seen in this 1950’s photograph. The “Hex” signs painted on metal disks three foot across show symbols of protection and blessing for the farm. You would not have seen the signs if you passed by this Delaware landmark […]

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After years without a resident family, the Meeker House was given an historic house cleaning and scrubbing by the Delaware County Historical Society.   Society volunteers and staff converged on the historic gateway homestead.   They brought vacuums, dusters, brooms and rags to give the cherished house a good cleaning. Some photos of an historic […]

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Historical society plans $500,000 in renovations, but six weddings already booked in 1840s barn By Thomas Gallick The Delaware County Historical Society has found a way for brides and grooms to step into the past as they walk down the aisle. The society’s Barn at Stratford — formerly home to Garth’s Auctions — will host […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society will celebrate the official opening of the Meeker Homestead and The Barn at Stratford with a two-day OPEN HOUSE  Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21 Noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Take a guided tour of the […]

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The Garth Oberlander Barn, a historic barn now an events venue, was originally decorated with four hex signs.  Thought to be lost for decades, the painted metal signs have been discovered by volunteers from the Delaware County Historical Society. The Historic Barn The Delaware Ohio barn has been a landmark since the 1840’s. It stands […]

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New signs are up on the historic venue, The Meeker Homestead, as the Delaware County Historical Society assumes management of the property. This marks the culmination of a five year process.  It began when Tom and Carol Porter decided to entrust the future of the Meeker Homestead and Garth Oberlander Barn, one of Delaware County’s […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society has hired its first two full-time paid employees — an executive director and a venue manager. In preparation for the society’s planned operation of the Meeker Homestead, located at 2690 Stratford Road, the Historical Society has hired Donna Meyer as executive director. A former Historical Society board member, Meyer will […]

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On November 12, over 100 members and friends of the Delaware County Historical Society gathered in the Historic Garth Oberlander Barn for the Society’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Agenda Call to Order and Welcome – Brent Carson Election – Bill McCarty President’s Report – Brent Carson Financial Report – Jack Hilborn Featured Presentation Results […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society is proud to announce the opening in 2016 of The Barn at Stratford as a new event venue. The beautiful 1840’s stone-end Garth Oberlander Barn is now available for booking weddings, receptions or other special events, including corporate functions. New Event Venue is truly historic The barn, part of the […]

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