Have you toured these two treasures in our community, the Delphos Museum of Postal History and the Delphos Canal Commission Museum.
If you have an opportunity when Gary Levitt is giving a tour at the postal museum, please attend. He has so much information that his tours are interesting even to a person like me who is not a stamp collector. If you are a stamp collector, plan on spending hours at this museum.
The second treasure is the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. From now to Christmas, there are many decorated trees at the Christmas Tree Festival. The themes vary from tree to tree. Some trees are decorated by community groups while others are decorated by volunteers at the museum. Several trees are decorated with items which will be given to local charities. A group or a family may wish to do this next year. However if the trees do not interest you, the displays in the museum are wonderful. If you look carefully, you will notice you are touring a parlor, dining room, bed room, and a kitchen. Upstairs there is an old store, a school room, a log cabin, a military display with a barbwire tree, toys from the past, and a medical display. There is also the torture machine, an old fashioned machine used for hair permanents. More than one older lady could tell about their scalp burns. The basement has farm items, items from roads and items manufactured in Delphos. There are other displays, too.
The price is family friendly because both are free but a donation is always welcome.
Thanks to all who volunteer their time to build and maintain these two Delphos treasures.