Society’s re-enactments make sure county’s role in movement isn’t forgotten By THOMAS GALLICK THISWEEKNEWS.COM In the years when conductors shepherded fugitive slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, Delaware County was home to multiple stops. The Delaware County Historical Society wants to use re-enactments to make sure local students do not forget the area’s rich […]Continue Reading...
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 […]Continue Reading...
Evan Kready of E.K. Property Services is one of the talented and creative people who have been working with The Delaware County Historical Society remodeling the historic 1840’s barn into The Barn at Stratford Event Venue.Evan says “I’ve been busy doing some remodeling at The Barn at Stratford. We’re using all reclaimed barn lumber for […]Continue Reading...
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. […]Continue Reading...
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 […]Continue Reading...
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 […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society has hired its first two full-time paid employees — an executive director and a venue manager. In preparation for the society’s planned operation of the Meeker Homestead, located at 2690 Stratford Road, the Historical Society has hired Donna Meyer as executive director. A former Historical Society board member, Meyer will […]Continue Reading...
Daniel Troth of GreenTech Construction, who has been studying barns for more than 25 years and is the president of the nonprofit group Friends of Ohio Barns, will discuss “Ohio Barns: Icons of Our Agrarian Past” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in one of those buildings: the Garth Oberlander Barn at Garth’s Auctions at […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society has a new look — and more. The colorful sign that unveiled Oct. 18 at the 157 E. William St. home of the Cryder Historical Center and Nash House Museum represents a historical society that is undergoing significant changes. The most public of these changes, at least so far, is […]Continue Reading...
One of Ohio’s oldest and most beautiful barns is passed by each day by more than 50,000 cars and trucks as they motor north and south along State Route 23, just south of Delaware. A large sign that hangs on the barn’s bank side reads simply: GARTH’S. If they happen to glance to the East, […]Continue Reading...