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Tractor ‘Virginia” finds new life at The Barn

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‘Virginia’ retires to easy life By D. Anthony Botkin –  | The Delaware Gazette The Delaware County Historical Society’s Meeker Homestead Museum staff took receipt of a restored, bright red, 25-horsepower, 1941 Farmall ‘H’ tractor named Virginia Tuesday that once plowed the fields of the Lehner Family Farm in Radnor. The tractor was purchased from […]

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Barn at Stratford has restored Barn Posts

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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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Society putting grant funds to good use

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DELAWARE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUTTING GRANT FUNDS TO GOOD USE Results Can Be Seen at The Barn at Stratford and Meeker House Museum DELAWARE, Ohio – In recent months, the Delaware County Historical Society has been awarded money from various grant funds at the Delaware County Foundation. These have enabled the Society to make several enhancements at the Meeker […]

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Shiny Refinished Floors in The Barn at Stratford

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The Delaware County Historical Society has just completed a major enhancement to The Barn at Stratford. The decades old concrete floors of the Barn’s Event Gallery, Stage, and West Gallery have been  ground, leveled, and completely refinished with a dazzling new “Carmel” finish.  The freshly refinished floors have already been utilized by 150 Delaware School […]

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How The Barn got a Gazebo

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The Barn Manager had an idea Connie Hoffman, Venue Manager of The Barn at Stratford, spent over a year studying, researching, the Wedding Venue business.  She visited wedding venues and wedding venue website.  She talked with brides and brides to be about their weddings, their search for a venue, what they were looking for and […]

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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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The Barn at Stratford gets ready to Party

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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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Historic Look for Carriage House

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The Barn at Stratford is pleased to announce a new Historic look to the Carriage House. The walls of the Carriage House are now arrayed with historical scenes of Delaware Ohio. The Meijer Prints When Meijer Inc. built its store at Lewis Center Ohio in 1995, they wanted a decor that showed their commitment to […]

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Busy remodeling at The Barn at Stratford

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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 […]

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Enhancing an Historic Barn – Part I

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The Garth Oberlander Barn has beautiful 1840’s beams, incredible stone end walls, and sixty years of history as an antique auction house.  Our mission is to transform this historic barn into The Barn at Stratford Event Venue without losing its wonderful charm. We Know Historic Barn We are the Delaware County Historical Society and we […]

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