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Banquet in the Barn

Banquet in the Barnan Evening of Living History is a “Fun” Raiser to celebrate the Grand Reopening of the 1840s Barn at Stratford. Date and Time Friday June 28, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LocationThe Barn at Stratford2690 Stratford RoadDelaware Ohio ( Map ) Come join us at the Banquet in the Barn […]

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Garth’s has left The Barn

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After sixty four years,  Garth’s Auctions has left The Barn at Stratford. Garth’s Auctions was founded by Garth Oberlander in 1954.         Garth recognized that his company was larger than any one personality, and in 1967 he enlisted Tom and Carolyn Porter to help him grow. Years later in fine tradition, the […]

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Vintage Base Ball at The Barn at Stratford

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Take Yourself out to the ball field for a Vintage Base Ball game Ohio Village Muffins vs. Willow Brook Sliders Game Day: Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm Location: The Barn at Stratford in Delaware, Ohio Program includes: Patriotic Music by the Willow Brook Singers & Rainbow Kids, joined by Ohio Village Muffins! Flag Ceremony […]

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The Power of Place Program

The Delaware County Historical Society  announces a special presentation HISTORIC PRESERVATION – THE POWER OF PLACE by Barbara Powers, the administrator of the National Register of Historic Places program in Ohio. Barbara also manages the Ohio Historic Inventory, and Ohio Archaeological Inventory Programs for Ohio History Connection.  Tuesday, August 7 at 7pm in The Barn […]

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Floods of Delaware County

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The Floods of Delaware County Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm at The Barn at Stratford Brent Carson, President Emeritus of the Delaware County Historical Society, will recall the floods which occurred in Delaware County between 1898 and 1959.  He will share stories and photographs which illustrate the impact of the floods in 1898, 1913, 1937 […]

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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. A Special Appearance and Lecture Sunday July 8 at 2PM at The Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Rd., Delaware Expect an enjoyable afternoon of the priceless humor and insights of Mark Twain as portrayed by Ken Barnett. […]

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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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