The Meeker Homestead Museum
the Delaware County Historical Society
Is closed for a Winter Recess/COVID-19

The winter recess is a time for curator Benny Shoults to implement new exhibits and other improvements to the museum.

The Museum will re-open in July 8th,2020. 

New Featured Exhibits for 2020

“Connecting Threads”
An exhibition of Delaware County’s textile history and a local art exhibit. The exhibit will explore the necessity of home-crafted clothing and household comforts of early pioneers. We will then see the emergence of Textile industries in Delaware County.

“The Journey to Delaware”
An exhibition that explores the migration of colonial settlers from various towns and villages on the east side of the Appalachian Mountains to the Ohio lands. More specifically those settlers that came to the area that is now in Delaware county.  Part of this exhibit will show what those settlers would have experienced upon arrival in an undeveloped land.  We will look at the buildings they constructed and how they were built.

Meeker Homestead Museum

Meeker House Museum - 1820s Historic Home - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

In Forrest Meeker’s 1820s House
2690 Stratford Road
Delaware, OH 43015
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Museum and Exhibit open by reservation only

Re-Opening July 8th 2020

Volunteer Docent - Meeker Homestead Museum - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Volunteer Docents are available during open hours to guide and assist visitors, as well as answer questions.

Benny Shoults - Meeker Homestead Museum -  Foyer - Straford a Mill Town Exhibit

Benny Shoults, curator of the Meeker Homestead Museum

Be sure to visit these other exhibits:

Delaware Chair Company - Meeker Homestead Museum - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware Chair Company was nationally known for its designs and workmanship. It was known for school seating.

Antiques Spinning - Meeker Homestead Museum - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Early Spinning making thread on antique devices. Thread is woven to make fabric. Thread sews fabric pieces together making garments.

The Museum and Exhibit are free and open to the public by reservation. There will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the expenses.

Make Reservations by calling the society at 740-369-3831, ext. 3., or email

The Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit institution. Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.

History Library - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio


157 East William Street, Delaware


2690 Stratford Road, Delaware