Open House - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Historic Barn - Weddings Receptions - Corporate Events - Special Occasions - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Society

will celebrate the official opening of

the Meeker Homestead and The Barn at Stratford

with a two-day OPEN HOUSE

 Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21

Noon to 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Take a guided tour of the nearly 200-year-old house and stone-end bank barn

For Directions to the Open House click here

Historical Society board members and other volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the property and the society’s plans going forward. The group recently announced that the house will serve as a museum, and the Barn at Stratford will be offered as a venue for weddings, receptions, corporate events and other occasions. In connection with these plans, longtime historical society volunteer Donna Meyer recently was hired as the DCHS’s first-ever paid director, and Connie Hoffman, a lifelong Delaware County resident with an extensive background in event planning, was hired to manage The Barn at Stratford.

The property, which for years operated as Garth’s Auctions, was a gift to the Delaware County Historical Society from Garth’s former owners, Carolyn and the late Tom Porter. The house and barn are on Stratford Road at the intersection of U.S. 23 on Delaware’s south side.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and sustain interest in Delaware County history. For more information, visit and