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Curator's Corner — MPH Tours and Christmas in July fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 PM

BY GARY LEVITT

We have just completed another successful motorcoach tour to Chicago. We went from the speak-easy in the south end of Chicago up to Lincoln Park where you will find my favorite restaurant “The Bagel”. It was a great opportunity to introduce everyone to some good old fashioned kosher cooking: from kasha to kreplach and matzo balls to mouthwatering pastrami and corned beef. I am sitting here salivating while I write. As some of you know, I have said for the last few trips that this is my last for awhile…. As a dear friend of mine asked “So how’s that working out for you?” Well, several people on the bus suggested that we look at New England in the fall of 2015. That’s like 16 months away, who can think that far ahead? You can and unfortunately you may have to.

Bookings for the 2015 season of color are going fast. I would say we would need to have everyone with at least half the cost by September 1, 2014. That’s why we will be offering insurance just in case things change between 2014 and 2015. The lighthouses on the coast of Maine and beautiful colors in the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire will be just some of the highlights of this trip. We’re thinking we might add a night in Boston along the way. We’re also looking at Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts staying in what some might describe as a castle. For you ice cream lovers – there is Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour in Waterbury, Vermont and the home of Friendly Ice Cream in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Like some outdoor clothes and accessories? We have L.L. Bean open 24 hours a day! Picture eating lunch on the shore at Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company It is a most inviting setting to have your ‘chowdah’, shrimp and of course a Maine ‘lobstah’ Walk the quaint little streets of Boothbay and move up the coast to Acadia National Park with Cadillac Mountain, Jordan’s Pond (best popovers in the world with a spot of tea), and Thunder Hole. If this intrigues you please let me know and we’ll get you all the details. I would imagine it would take 8 or 9 days to complete this journey. Oh, will this be a fabulous trip.

But let’s get in the giving mood – “It’s Christmas” that’s right; Christmas in July on Friday July 25th, of course. We have some fantastic entertainment lined up with Chuck Sommers and his trio. Jubilee Winery will be there offering their tasty treats and our group of hors d’oeuvre chefs would even light up the eyes of Gordon Ramsey! Santa Claus will be here to liven up the place – with Hot Jazz, Cool Treats! Tickets may be purchased at the Museum starting July 1st for just $20 per person. You know you will always get more than your money’s worth when the event is run by the Museum’s Board of Directors. If you attended the Delphos Art Guild’s Art Show that was in the upstairs ballroom, you may have listened to this group before.

They bring a light airy feel to the celebration and I know you are going to want to be there. So mark you calendars, put it in your smartphone, but be sure to get your tickets. Tickets will be available starting July 1st at the Museum Tuesday – Friday from 10 to 3 or mail us a check and specify how many tickets you will need. Please send your remittance to Museum of Postal History (MPH), Post Office Box 174, Delphos Ohio 45833-0174. Questions? Call Gary Levitt at (419) 303-5482 or Ruth Ann Wittler at (419) 296-8443.

 

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