The Barn at Stratford, historic Event Venue, and Meeker Homestead
have beautiful new signage
along Stratford Road and US Route 23
The Stratford campus of The Delaware County Historical Society has six beautifully landscaped acres and is comprised of:
- Meeker Homestead Museum – the 1820s home of Forrest and Patience Meeker transformed into a Delaware County History Museum with historic furnishing and both permanent and changing exhibits. The museum is open Sundays from 2pm to 5pm, March 17th thru Dec 15th.
- The Barn at Stratford – an 1840s stone-end bank barn transformed into an amazing event venue hosting barn weddings, special occasion gatherings, and corporate events.
- Delaware County Historical Society Office – The society’s business office occupies the walk-out basement of the Meeker Home. The office shares parking with Turkey Hill market.
In 2016, the Delaware County Historical Society took possession of the property, donated to the society in 2010. Since that time, there has been no permanent sign identifying the Meeker Museum or the Barn at Stratford.
The Society’s Venue Committee, including Barn Manager Connie Hoffman, took on the project of defining the signs needed.
Delaware graphic designer Cindy Smith created sign designs to be attractive and consistent with the style of the Society and the property.
Construction and installation of the signs was carried out by Waterford Signs also a Delaware firm.
Visitors to our Facebook page who saw a photo of the new sign commented: “nice”, “classy” and “a milestone indeed”. Venue Manager Connie Hoffman reports that “visitors who have stopped by, noticed it and love it.”
Delaware County Historical Society Executive Director, Donna Meyer says “This project has been several years in the works. Our board and the Venue and Facilities committees are very pleased to see the finished product. These signs are very important to direct visitors to our historic buildings in Stratford.”
The Society thanks the Delaware County Commissioners whose grants made this improvement to this historic property possible.