Delaware County Historical Society
The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit institution. It receives monetary support from the community for its facilities and collections and for its educational and historic preservation efforts. The facilities and collections are among the most valuable assets of the Delaware County community. The Society holds and utilizes these unique structures and treasures for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.
To increase awareness and to make its programs more widely known, The Society makes available to individuals and groups the special privilege of using its’ facilities, such as The Barn at Stratford for business and social functions. Our other facilities are the historic Meeker Home and Nash House Museum, and the Cryder Historical Center Research Library.
The Barn at Stratford and Meeker Home
The Garth Oberlander Barn and Meeker Homestead share a rich history going back to the earliest settling of Delaware County. Starting as a land grant purchase after the opening of Ohio, it was a working farm, and several kinds of mills. The property gained national attention as a prominent antique center and auction house.