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Mark Twain Returns to Delaware

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MARK TWAIN RETURNS T0 DELAWARE In the 1890’s Mark Twain gave a lecture at the Delaware Opera House. In 2018, on Fourth of July Week Mark Twain Returns to Delaware! Appearances include: Fourth of July Parade First Friday Main Street Delaware The Delaware Main Library and … A Special Appearance and Lecture Sunday July 8 […]

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Notable Women Program at The Barn

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The Delaware County Historical Society presents Notable Women from Delaware County A Program Celebrating Six Women Who Advanced Delaware County and Our World Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm – The Barn at Stratford The Notable Women Joan (Wipf) Lawrence – Public Servant/Volunteer/Nurse Sophia (Birchard) Hayes [1792 to 1866] Businesswoman/Farmer Mary Frances (Alston) Austin [1856 to […]

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First “This Place Matters” Photo

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Delaware County Historical Society takes the lead in the “This Place Matters” Campaign by posting the first photo, a photo of the front of The Barn at Stratford. This iconic 1848 Pennsylvania Dutch forebay barn, owned and managed by the Society, typifies 19th century farming in Delaware County. It’s hand-hewed beams, stone ends, and quality […]

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The Barn at Stratford on TV 6

        The crew of Out n About Columbus, a TV 6 WSYX program, visited The Barn at Stratford for an interview with Connie Hoffman, Venue Manager. Connie Hoffman has extensive experience as business manager and manager events. She created and operated several businesses in Delaware.  Connie managed the big event tent at […]

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John Brake – Photographer of History

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It was our great fortune to meet John Brake as he was photographing the historic Nash House on East Williams Street in Delaware. John has an amazing talent for using light and dark to make dramatic photographs of places that we see every day. John has a special interest in the historic places around Delaware […]

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Resurrecting Rutherford B. Hayes

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On October 4, The Delaware County Historical Society will hold a birthday celebration in honor of President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born in Delaware on that day in 1822. Eric Ebinger, Author and Historian Erick Ebinger will be sharing stories from the life of our 19th president, based on his 2016 biography “100 Days […]

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‘Family Photos, Old and New’ Program at the Barn

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Do you have family photos, old or new, that are interesting, puzzling, or even valuable? Do you have mid-19th. century images such as tintypes, daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, or even 3-D stereo views? Do you know? How to identify different photograph types, How ‘antique’ photograph types were made when your family had them taken. Do you […]

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Barn at Stratford gets new life – Delaware Gazette

169-year-old structure now popular wedding venue written and photos by Glenn Battishill  – Delaware Gazette The Barn at Stratford has found new life under the leadership of the Delaware County Historical Society. The barn was built in 1848 and when it was donated to the historical society in 2010, it was in need of major […]

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Letters to the Editor – WWII History

The Delaware County Historical Society invites you to share a WWII soldier’s history as Tam Dalrymple presents “Letters to the Editor” Thursday June 15, 2017 at 7 pm in The Barn at Stratford In 1941 as the world plunged into second world war(WWII), school teachers Pete Dalrymple and Ruth Griffith were married in Mt. Gilead […]

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Barn at Stratford has restored Barn Posts

Restored Barn Posts - Historic Barn Wedding Venue - The Barn at Stratford - Delaware Ohio

The Barn at Stratford has been given another restorative improvement.  The old rust-brown steel support posts have disappeared beneath beautiful restored Barn Posts. Barn Venue Manger, Connie Hoffman, has been researching, since the Barn’s opening, for ways to fully restore the look and feel of the historic 1840s stone-end bank barn.  The modern steel supports […]

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