Tom Burns - Hiram Perkins
Tom Burns – Hiram Perkins

The 2019 Annual Meeting
of the
Delaware County Historical Society
Wednesday, November 13th
will be held at The Barn at Stratford
Doors will open at 6:30pm,
the meeting will be called to order at 7:00pm.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will include:

  • Welcome
  • Summary Review of the Society’s activities for the year
  • Report on Society Finances
  • Recognition of Board of Trustees and Outgoing Trustees
  • Election of Board of Trustee
    • all current members are eligible to vote, there will be an opportunity to join or renew before the election
  • Featured Speaker: Tom Burns, re-enacting Hiram Perkins
    Hiram M. Perkins (1833 – 1924), tells the moving story of his career as an Ohio Wesleyan University professor of Mathematics and Astronomy and founding Perkins Observatory. Perkins and his family donated most of the funds to build Perkins Observatory.

About Tom Burns

Tom Burns - Featured Speaker - Delaware County Historical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

Tom Burns has a B.A. from the College of Wooster and an M.A. from The Ohio State University. He teaches in the English Department at OWU and serves as a columnist for the Delaware Gazette. As an astronomer, he is the retired Director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory.

Perkins Observatory

Perkins Observatory - Ohio Weslyan University - Delaware Ohio

Owned and operated by the Ohio Wesleyan University, Perkins is one of Ohio’s premier observatories.

It is located on US23, just south of the city of Delaware.

Reserve Your Seats

Members are expected and the public is warmly invited to attend our Annual Meeting and program. 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.

Due to the popularity of this event, pre-registration is necessary to ensure seating Click to Reserve Seats
or Call DCHS at 740-369-3831, ext. 3 or send an email to

This program will be held at

The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Barn Weddings - Delaware Ohio

The Barn at Stratford
2690 Stratford Road at US Route 23, Delaware, OH
Free Parking, Handicap accessible. Click here for Directions and Map

This program is sponsored by:

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For more information or to make a phone reservation, please call Executive Director, Donna Meyer at 740-369-3831, ext. 3., or email .

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157 East William Street, Delaware


2690 Stratford Road, Delaware