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The Dinkey and The Interurban in Delaware

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The Dinkey and The Interurban in Delaware The Story of the Delaware Street Railway Company and the Columbus, Delaware & Marion Interurban An Exhibit of the Delaware County Historical Society at The Meeker Homestead Museum on Sundays 2pm – 5pm The people of Delaware County have always been on the move.  At first, on foot, […]

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They Made a Difference at The Barn

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On Make a Difference Day (Oct 22) 2016, a squad of nineteen 14 year-olds from North Union High School descended on The Barn at Stratford. The volunteers were led by Haley Schellin a mathematics teacher at North Union High School. Their mission: To Make a Difference by completing some much needed landscape improvements to the Meeker […]

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Meeker House & Barn on National Register

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The Forrest Meeker House and Barn (now The Barn at Stratford) have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register Application In 1990, the Olentangy River Valley Association formed a project team, chaired by Jean Ball, to prepare an application to register the Meeker Home and Farm in the National Register […]

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Wright and Moore/Farm Law Reception

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The Delaware Law Offices of Wright & Moore held a Farm Law Reception for their clients at The Barn at Stratford on June 2, 2016. Wright & Moore Law Co., founded in 1988, has a long involvement and commitment to Ohio agriculture.  They take great pride in staying abreast of current agricultural law issues. The […]

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The Barn at Stratford gets ready to Party

Barn Wedding Party - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware Ohio

The Barn at Stratford has been busy this month with activity and new improvements.  Garth’s held another of its fabled antique auctions and will return on May 31st for another Walk In Appraisal Day.  We’re getting ready to Party with the first wedding of the year. New Logo Signs on the Barn The Barn now […]

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Society seeks funding from Delaware County Commission – Delaware Gazette

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By Gary Budzak – The Delaware Gazette Thirteen local organizations asked Delaware County commissioners for Community Enhancement Grants at a work session on Wednesday. Members of the organizations asked the three commissioners to provide funding for them to put on events and to buy equipment. After each 15-minute presentation, commissioners asked questions of the organizations. […]

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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 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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