New Signage for The Barn and Meeker
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 2 – 5pm, March 17th thru Dec 15th.
More about The Meeker Homestead Museum
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.
More about The Barn
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 Facilities Committee, along with Barn Manager Connie Hoffman, took on the project of defining the signs needed. The Society’s Board readily approved the new signage project.
Designing the New Signage
Delaware graphic designer Cindy Smith created sign designs to be attractive and consistent with the style of the Society and the property. Cindy, a fine arts graduate from Ohio State, applies her talents to various artistic endeavors. Besides graphic design, she creates paintings, drawings, and illustrations.
New Signage Construction and Installation
Waterford Signs of Delaware, was awarded the job of fabricating and installing the two signs.
The sign on Stratford Road has been installed. The sign for U.S. 23 will have a foundation that raises it for better visibility. That sign will be installed as soon as weather permits.
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.