The Delaware County Historical Society presents

Notable Women from Delaware County

A Program Celebrating Six Women Who Advanced Delaware County and Our World

Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm – The Barn at Stratford

The Notable Women

  • Joan (Wipf) Lawrence – Public Servant/Volunteer/Nurse
  • Sophia (Birchard) Hayes [1792 to 1866] Businesswoman/Farmer
  • Mary Frances (Alston) Austin [1856 to 1951] Artist/Nurse/Cook
  • Harriet Calista (Clark) McCabe [1827 to 1919] Temperance Leader/Philanthropist
  • Alva Janet Birdsell Dickey [1906 to 2002] Teacher/Military Decoder
  • Nancy (Beatty) Frankenberg [1912 to 2002] Founder of many Social Service organizations

Come celebrate Notable Women of Delaware County by reliving the accomplishments and lives of six renowned, local women through storytelling, reenactments, and reminiscences.

A special highlight of the evening will be meeting a living legend, Joan Lawrence.

Visit the Notable Women Museum Exhibit

This program brings to life the Notable Women from Delaware County Exhibit currently featured at our Meeker Homestead Museum. Tours of the exhibit will be given at 6pm and 6:15pm and immediately following the program.

Reserve Your Seats

The program is free and open to the public, however there will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the operating expenses of the Society.

To ensure adequate seating, registration is strongly suggested for this program Click to Reserve Your Seats Now or call DCHS at 740-369-3831, ext. 3.

The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Barn Weddings - Delaware Ohio This program will be held at:

This program is sponsored by

Manos Martin Pergram - Program Sponsor - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Update – Program Recap

Donna Meyer reports:

“We had a stellar program last night! I counted 92 people there, about twice as many as I expected (and 3 times as many that registered). The performance was flawless and well executed – a huge success! This is the first time we had done anything like this, which, to me, made it even more special.  Many thanks to Alice, Karen H. Susan and Benny for pulling it all together. Diane Williams helped with the video, and as usual, that went very well. Our presenters did a wonderful job in representing (or being, in the case of Joan), the notable women!

I heard many great comments from people as they were leaving.  Also attending was Barb Lewis, one of our county commissioners. She said she really enjoyed the program.  It was a great evening, one that we should all be proud of.”

For more information,
or call 740-369-3831, ext. 3.

157 East William Street, Delaware
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware