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Grand Opening – The Barn at Stratford

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The Grand Opening of The Barn at Stratford and Meeker Home  on February 18-21 welcomed over 1350 visitors to the historic Garth Oberlander Barn, now The Barn at Stratford event venue, and Meeker Home. Over three days the property, at US 23 and Stratford Road in Delaware Ohio, welcomed guests from all over Central Ohio.  […]

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Delaware Historical Society shows off oldest homestead in the county – Columbus Dispatch

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By Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch The Delaware County Historical Society took advantage of the warmest day of 2016 Saturday to show off to the public perhaps the most historic site in the county. The society celebrated the official opening of the Meeker Homestead and The Barn at Stratford with a steady stream of people […]

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Historic Event Venue Gets Ready to Celebrate

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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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Historic Barn’s Lost Hex Signs Restored

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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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Historic House Cleaning at Meeker Homestead

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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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Historic barn, house ‘wonderful gift’ to society

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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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Open House – The Barn at Stratford & Meeker Homestead

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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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Historic Barn’s Lost Hex Signs Discovered

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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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