Delphos Canal Commission Museum
241 N. Main Street, Delphos 419-695-7737 www.delphoscanalcommission.com
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1-3PM, Thursdays 9AM to 12PM.
Groups and Special Tours: By Appointment Closed Holidays
This folklore museum, consisting of 8500 square feet on 3 floors, features the history of the Miami-Erie Canal and the city and people of Delphos. The Canal Commission has an archival collection from the entire historic period of the region, from Civil War letters home from soldiers to manuscript pages once used by the Paul Whiteman Band. There are canal related artifacts from a tin bathtub used on a canal boat to actual parts from the canal boat "Marguerite" which were pulled from the Miami-Erie Canal in 1989 by 57 Delphos youngsters. Other features include a Lincoln Highway display, a 1902 Sears motor buggy, an extensive military collection and much more. This museum is handicap accessible.
The Delphos Museum of Postal History
339 N. Main Street, Delphos 419-303 5482
Open Thursdays 1-3PM, Saturdays 10AM to 2PM.
Groups and Special Tours: By Appointment.
The newly renovated home of the Museum of Postal History is just a few blocks north of its original location. The transportation room includes several antique vehicles with murals of Delphos that correspond with the years these vehicles were used. You will also find a re-creation of a Railway Post Office railcar similar to the one used on the AC & Y railroad that traveled from Delphos to Youngstown. Learn about the construction of the Delphos Post Office which was influenced by the town's egg hatchery and mop factory. There are over 100,000 stamps on display from all over the world. The Media Center allows you to see numerous artifacts that are not on display at the moment. The "Kidz Zone" with its miniature working post office is presently under construction. Meeting space and catering on site are available for special programs. The building is also home to the Delphos Area Art Guild.