The Meeker Homestead Museum
the Delaware County Historical Society
Re-Opens July 8, 2020
By Reservation Only.
After an extended winter recess due to Covid-19, the Meeker Homestead Museum will again welcome visitors. The historical Forrest Meeker 1823 home has a new featured exhibit and much more.
In compliance with the Responsible Restart Ohio, the Museum will re-open by reservation only and practicing appropriate safety measures.
New Featured Exhibit: Connecting Threads
“CONNECTING THREADS” showcases the county’s textile history from home-crafted clothing to other homespun items early settlers would have made and used.
The exhibit features a rare collection of Jacquard Loom coverlets made by a Delaware weaver in the mid-1800s. The exhibit also has Delaware County hand-made quilts dating to the 1800s.
The main feature will be a rare 200-year-old loom. The operation of the loom will be demonstrated.
The Connecting Threads exhibit is sponsored by
Meeker Homestead Museum
Re-Opens by Reservation only
Volunteer Docents will guide and assist visitors, as well as answer questions.
Benny Shoults, curator of the Meeker Homestead Museum
Be sure to visit these other exhibits:
The Delaware Chair Company was nationally known for its designs and workmanship. It was known for school seating.
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. There will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the expenses.
For more information, please call the society at 740-369-3831, ext. 3., or email director@DelawareOhioHistory.org.
The Nash House Museum
Cryder Research Library
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.
CRYDER HISTORICAL CENTER
NASH HOUSE MUSEUM
157 East William Street, Delaware
MEEKER HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
THE BARN AT STRATFORD
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware