Delaware, Ohio is home to the historic Meeker Homestead Museum, a 19th century house that has been transformed into an educational museum about the country's first settlements of Ohio. Located at 2690 Stratford Road, the Forrest Meeker House is one of the oldest and most prominent historic homes in Delaware County, built in 1823. Visitors can explore the museum and take a step back in time to experience what life was like for early settlers. Forrest Meeker left Vermont in 1797 and tried to settle in Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, and Kentucky before buying 624 partially felled acres along the Olentangy River, including a wood mill on the river, from John Beard in 1811. The Meeker Homestead Museum offers a unique opportunity to explore this history and learn more about the area's past. The museum also provides visitors with a glimpse into the life of a millworker. View of Millworker Cottage from Stratford Road You can walk into a 19th century Millworker cottage and feel like you've stepped back in time.
The museum also offers educational programs for students of all ages to learn more about the history of Delaware County. In addition to the Meeker Homestead Museum, Delaware is also home to Ohio Wesleyan University. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private coeducational university offers more than 90 undergraduate, minor and concentration majors, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III college sports.