Delphos Canal Commission

Delphos Canal Commission Three floors (17,000 sq.ft.) of local history featuring the canal and transportation, but also including many other facets of life in earlier times.
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The Delphos Canal Commission is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the acquisition and preservation of articles relevant to the history of the Miami and Erie Canal and to the history of the City of Delphos, Ohio, and surrounding townships and villages. Towards the end, the Delphos Canal Commission Museum shall maintain standards of operation for both archival and three – dimensional object

The Delphos Canal Commission is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the acquisition and preservation of articles relevant to the history of the Miami and Erie Canal and to the history of the City of Delphos, Ohio, and surrounding townships and villages. Towards the end, the Delphos Canal Commission Museum shall maintain standards of operation for both archival and three – dimensional object

Operating as usual

06/03/2021
License to Cruise on June 12th!

Our first License to Cruise is June 12th and this summer, we're giving away (while supplies last), Cheap Sunglasses with each license purchased. See you soon!

Gun Raffle! Winners to be drawn during Canal Days, Saturday Sept. 18th, 2021. Need not be present to win, $10 per chance...
05/20/2021

Gun Raffle! Winners to be drawn during Canal Days, Saturday Sept. 18th, 2021. Need not be present to win, $10 per chance, only 500 tickets sold. Get your tickets at the museum during open hours or contact any trustee. You may also call 419.204.6514. As always, thank you for your support!

Gun Raffle! Winners to be drawn during Canal Days, Saturday Sept. 18th, 2021. Need not be present to win, $10 per chance, only 500 tickets sold. Get your tickets at the museum during open hours or contact any trustee. You may also call 419.204.6514. As always, thank you for your support!

If you park behind the museum, you can check out our new sign. Thanks Barbara Odenweller Miller and Mike Miller! We were...
05/12/2021

If you park behind the museum, you can check out our new sign. Thanks Barbara Odenweller Miller and Mike Miller! We were also lucky to have these models on-hand.

If you park behind the museum, you can check out our new sign. Thanks Barbara Odenweller Miller and Mike Miller! We were also lucky to have these models on-hand.

Have you been in lately? Our Ida Holdgreve display is being added to, come find out more about this Delphos native and h...
05/06/2021

Have you been in lately? Our Ida Holdgreve display is being added to, come find out more about this Delphos native and her connection to the Wright Brothers

Have you been in lately? Our Ida Holdgreve display is being added to, come find out more about this Delphos native and her connection to the Wright Brothers

Have you checked out our YouTube channel?
04/26/2021

Have you checked out our YouTube channel?

Have you checked out our YouTube channel?

Crazy 8’s Sale! For the month of April, we’ll be selling our Delphos Canal Museum t-shirts, Delphos Garden Flags and Ref...
04/08/2021

Crazy 8’s Sale! For the month of April, we’ll be selling our Delphos Canal Museum t-shirts, Delphos Garden Flags and Reflections books for the crazy low price of $8 each. Stop in and load up on your Delphos gear today! (Excludes Steinle and Delphos Mfg shirts)

It’s true, we’re re-opening today to the public! Come see our updates and check out our Leslie Peltier display. Can’t ma...
04/08/2021

It’s true, we’re re-opening today to the public! Come see our updates and check out our Leslie Peltier display. Can’t make it today, 9:00-noon, we’ll be open Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-3:00. Admission is free, we’re proud of our history and showing it!

It’s true, we’re re-opening today to the public! Come see our updates and check out our Leslie Peltier display. Can’t make it today, 9:00-noon, we’ll be open Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-3:00. Admission is free, we’re proud of our history and showing it!

Did you know?: More of our country's presidents come from Ohio than from any other state. Eight of 46 American president...
03/25/2021

Did you know?: More of our country's presidents come from Ohio than from any other state. Eight of 46 American presidents were elected from the Buckeye State, earning Ohio the nickname "the Mother of Presidents." In Delphos, there are nine streets named after U.S. Presidents. Can you name them?

Did you know?: More of our country's presidents come from Ohio than from any other state. Eight of 46 American presidents were elected from the Buckeye State, earning Ohio the nickname "the Mother of Presidents." In Delphos, there are nine streets named after U.S. Presidents. Can you name them?

After reading the awesome article about Ida Holdgreve in Smithsonian Magazine we decided we needed to upgrade our exhibi...
03/21/2021

After reading the awesome article about Ida Holdgreve in Smithsonian Magazine we decided we needed to upgrade our exhibit at the Museum. We are looking for photos of Ida and her family along with any mementos. If you have anything we might be able to add to our exhibit please message us here. Thanks!!!!

After reading the awesome article about Ida Holdgreve in Smithsonian Magazine we decided we needed to upgrade our exhibit at the Museum. We are looking for photos of Ida and her family along with any mementos. If you have anything we might be able to add to our exhibit please message us here. Thanks!!!!

Preview of some of updated displays - make sure to come in April 8th! Or, if you can’t make it then, we’ll be open on Sa...
03/18/2021

Preview of some of updated displays - make sure to come in April 8th! Or, if you can’t make it then, we’ll be open on Saturdays and Sunday, 1:00-3:00. April 10th will be our first Saturday open.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Your Delphos Canal Commission will be re-opening with our regular hours beginning on Thursday, April 8th, ...
03/18/2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: Your Delphos Canal Commission will be re-opening with our regular hours beginning on Thursday, April 8th, 9:00-Noon. We’re freshening up outside with new awnings and new soffits as well as changing up displays and exhibits inside. Stop by and check us out! Shout out to Delphos Tent & Awning and a big Thank You to Ron Rice for your assistance with the soffits.

We received some negatives of pictures by and of Leslie Peltier.  They dated from the 1930's and 1940's.  After a quick ...
03/11/2021

We received some negatives of pictures by and of Leslie Peltier. They dated from the 1930's and 1940's. After a quick ask on Facebook on how to turn the negatives into pictures we got a message from Delphos native Nick Massa. Nick works at the Cincinnati Museum Center and this stuff is right up his alley. Nick scanned the negatives at high resolution and turned them into incredible pictures. They will become a GREAT addition to our Leslie Peltier exhibit.
Thanks Nick!!!!! 😃

Thursday winners: Casen Dorsten wins the afternoon draw for the FitBit Versa and since no one had 254, our Random Number...
03/05/2021

Thursday winners: Casen Dorsten wins the afternoon draw for the FitBit Versa and since no one had 254, our Random Number Generator came up with 550 - Stacie McGue wins the MK backpack. Again, thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to help support your Delphos Canal Museum, we hope you had fun with these drawings. Congratulations to all our winners!

Thursday winners: Casen Dorsten wins the afternoon draw for the FitBit Versa and since no one had 254, our Random Number Generator came up with 550 - Stacie McGue wins the MK backpack. Again, thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to help support your Delphos Canal Museum, we hope you had fun with these drawings. Congratulations to all our winners!

Today is our last Purse & Prize Lottery drawing. We want to thank everyone who bought a ticket, your support is very muc...
03/04/2021

Today is our last Purse & Prize Lottery drawing. We want to thank everyone who bought a ticket, your support is very much appreciated. Ok, for the Afternoon drawing, the prize is the FitBit Versa 2 and for the Evening draw, the Michael Kors backpack, (which my daughter assured me is very cool.) Good luck and we’ll contact and post winners tonight.

Today is our last Purse & Prize Lottery drawing. We want to thank everyone who bought a ticket, your support is very much appreciated. Ok, for the Afternoon drawing, the prize is the FitBit Versa 2 and for the Evening draw, the Michael Kors backpack, (which my daughter assured me is very cool.) Good luck and we’ll contact and post winners tonight.

Today’s winners are: Mary Jo Koester wins the Kate Spade handbag and Ginger Steven wins the Espresso & Cappuccino maker ...
03/03/2021

Today’s winners are: Mary Jo Koester wins the Kate Spade handbag and Ginger Steven wins the Espresso & Cappuccino maker - congratulations! Our last drawing will be this Thursday. As always, thank you for your support!

Today’s winners are: Mary Jo Koester wins the Kate Spade handbag and Ginger Steven wins the Espresso & Cappuccino maker - congratulations! Our last drawing will be this Thursday. As always, thank you for your support!

Can you believe it’s our last week for Purse & Prize Lottery? Today’s prizes are: for the Afternoon drawing, it’s the Ka...
03/02/2021

Can you believe it’s our last week for Purse & Prize Lottery? Today’s prizes are: for the Afternoon drawing, it’s the Kate Spade Laurel Way Medium Dally purse in Cranberry and for the Evening drawing, it’s the Geek Chef Espresso & Cappuccino Maker. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight. Good luck!

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories.  They are rare ...
02/28/2021

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories. They are rare and irreplaceable. We'd like to have prints made from these negatives but would prefer not to send them through the mail. Is there anyone locally or in the area who can create prints from these negatives? The negatives are 4" x 3".
Thanks for any help.

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories. They are rare and irreplaceable. We'd like to have prints made from these negatives but would prefer not to send them through the mail. Is there anyone locally or in the area who can create prints from these negatives? The negatives are 4" x 3".
Thanks for any help.

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories.  They are rare ...
02/28/2021

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories. They are rare and irreplaceable. We'd like to have prints made from these negatives but would prefer not to send them through the mail. Is there anyone locally or in the area who can create prints from these negatives? The negatives are 4" x 3".
Thanks for any help.

The Museum received some film negatives from the 1940's of Leslie Peltier and some of his observatories. They are rare and irreplaceable. We'd like to have prints made from these negatives but would prefer not to send them through the mail. Is there anyone locally or in the area who can create prints from these negatives? The negatives are 4" x 3".
Thanks for any help.

02/27/2021

1947 Delphos St. John’s Class Play “Little Nellie Kelly”. Cast and chorus recorded the songs on a Recordio machine. There are 8 records with 3-4 minutes of audio on each side. The records and play program are on display in the school room.

Today’s winners: Afternoon winner(s) are Wayne & Mandy Edens win the AirPods and our Evening winner, no one had 757, so ...
02/26/2021

Today’s winners: Afternoon winner(s) are Wayne & Mandy Edens win the AirPods and our Evening winner, no one had 757, so our Random Number Generator came up with 786. Congratulations Melany Knippen, you win the Coach Tote! Next week will be our last drawings, so 4 more chances to win. As always, thank you for your support!

Today’s winners: Afternoon winner(s) are Wayne & Mandy Edens win the AirPods and our Evening winner, no one had 757, so our Random Number Generator came up with 786. Congratulations Melany Knippen, you win the Coach Tote! Next week will be our last drawings, so 4 more chances to win. As always, thank you for your support!

It’s Thursday, time for Purse & Prize Lottery! Today’s Afternoon winner will receive Apple AirPods and the Evening winne...
02/25/2021

It’s Thursday, time for Purse & Prize Lottery! Today’s Afternoon winner will receive Apple AirPods and the Evening winner will receive this lovely Coach tote. As always, winners will be posted and contacted tonight. Good luck!

Today’s winners are Missi Miller wins the Kate Spade purse and Trisha Haunhorst wins the Instapot. Congratulations and w...
02/24/2021

Today’s winners are Missi Miller wins the Kate Spade purse and Trisha Haunhorst wins the Instapot. Congratulations and we’ll do this again Thursday!

Today’s winners are Missi Miller wins the Kate Spade purse and Trisha Haunhorst wins the Instapot. Congratulations and we’ll do this again Thursday!

It’s Tuesday-time for another Purse & Prize Lottery! Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Kate Spade purse and the Eve...
02/23/2021

It’s Tuesday-time for another Purse & Prize Lottery! Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Kate Spade purse and the Evening Draw is for the Instapot. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight. Good luck!

It’s Tuesday-time for another Purse & Prize Lottery! Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Kate Spade purse and the Evening Draw is for the Instapot. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight. Good luck!

It was 175 years ago this past Wednesday, February 17, 1846, that one of Delphos' founders, Ferdinand Bredeick, died at ...
02/21/2021

It was 175 years ago this past Wednesday, February 17, 1846, that one of Delphos' founders, Ferdinand Bredeick, died at 38. He was sent here by his brother Fr. John Otto Bredeick to find a location for a settlement. After scouring the Midwest and initially choosing a location in Indiana, he learned of a canal being built in western Ohio and bought land along the route of that canal. He founded the settlement and welcomed the first settlers in 1842. Ferdinand died before the settlement became Delphos in 1851. Ferdinand's grave site is unknown to this day.

It was 175 years ago this past Wednesday, February 17, 1846, that one of Delphos' founders, Ferdinand Bredeick, died at 38. He was sent here by his brother Fr. John Otto Bredeick to find a location for a settlement. After scouring the Midwest and initially choosing a location in Indiana, he learned of a canal being built in western Ohio and bought land along the route of that canal. He founded the settlement and welcomed the first settlers in 1842. Ferdinand died before the settlement became Delphos in 1851. Ferdinand's grave site is unknown to this day.

Friday’s Blast from the Past!
02/19/2021

Friday’s Blast from the Past!

Friday’s Blast from the Past!

Today’s lucky winners are: Andrea Rode wins the Bose Bluetooth Speaker (afternoon draw) and Betsy Raabe wins the Dooney ...
02/19/2021

Today’s lucky winners are: Andrea Rode wins the Bose Bluetooth Speaker (afternoon draw) and Betsy Raabe wins the Dooney & Bourke Hobo bag (evening). Congratulations! We’ll do this again next Tuesday, have a great weekend everyone.

Today’s lucky winners are: Andrea Rode wins the Bose Bluetooth Speaker (afternoon draw) and Betsy Raabe wins the Dooney & Bourke Hobo bag (evening). Congratulations! We’ll do this again next Tuesday, have a great weekend everyone.

It’s snowing again on this Thursday. Since we’ll be curled up inside, researching history, it’s the perfect day for anot...
02/18/2021

It’s snowing again on this Thursday. Since we’ll be curled up inside, researching history, it’s the perfect day for another Purse & Prize lottery. Today’s winners will receive: Afternoon drawing is for the Bose Bluetooth Speaker and the Evening drawing is for the Dooney & Bourke Embossed Lizard Hobo. As always, winners will be posted and contacted this evening. Good luck and stay healthy and warm!

It’s snowing again on this Thursday. Since we’ll be curled up inside, researching history, it’s the perfect day for another Purse & Prize lottery. Today’s winners will receive: Afternoon drawing is for the Bose Bluetooth Speaker and the Evening drawing is for the Dooney & Bourke Embossed Lizard Hobo. As always, winners will be posted and contacted this evening. Good luck and stay healthy and warm!

Today’s winners are: Shannon Strayer with 690 for the D&B Black Drawstring bag. No one had 806, our Random Number Genera...
02/17/2021

Today’s winners are: Shannon Strayer with 690 for the D&B Black Drawstring bag. No one had 806, our Random Number Generator for the Corsori Air Fryer is 416, Jackson Dorsten. Congratulations!

Today’s winners are: Shannon Strayer with 690 for the D&B Black Drawstring bag. No one had 806, our Random Number Generator for the Corsori Air Fryer is 416, Jackson Dorsten. Congratulations!

It’s a snowy Tuesday, but it’s also Purse & Prize Lottery Day!  Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Dooney & Bourke B...
02/16/2021

It’s a snowy Tuesday, but it’s also Purse & Prize Lottery Day! Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Dooney & Bourke Black Drawstring purse and the Evening Draw is for the Corsori Air Fryer. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight. As always, good luck and thank you for your support!

It’s a snowy Tuesday, but it’s also Purse & Prize Lottery Day! Today’s Afternoon Draw will be for the Dooney & Bourke Black Drawstring purse and the Evening Draw is for the Corsori Air Fryer. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight. As always, good luck and thank you for your support!

No one had either of the draws numbers, so we used our Random Number Generator and here are today’s winners: Afternoon W...
02/12/2021

No one had either of the draws numbers, so we used our Random Number Generator and here are today’s winners: Afternoon Winner is 490, Dan Hohman wins the Apple AirPods. Evening Winner is 137, Melanie Bullinger wins the Michael Kors purse. Congratulations!

No one had either of the draws numbers, so we used our Random Number Generator and here are today’s winners: Afternoon Winner is 490, Dan Hohman wins the Apple AirPods. Evening Winner is 137, Melanie Bullinger wins the Michael Kors purse. Congratulations!

Thursday's Purse & Prize Lottery prizes are: the afternoon drawing will win Apple Airpods and the evening drawing will w...
02/11/2021

Thursday's Purse & Prize Lottery prizes are: the afternoon drawing will win Apple Airpods and the evening drawing will win the Michael Kors Shoulder Bag. Winners will be posted and contacted tonight - good luck!

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241 N Main St
Delphos, OH
45833

Opening Hours

Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday 13:00 - 15:00
Sunday 13:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(419) 695-7737

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GREAT MUSEUM ... be sure to visit ... use GPS Antique Atlas mobile app to plan your trip !
Does anyone recognize the background in this photo? Is that a barber pole in the background? Photo taken probably around 1930. Middle person is Elmer Trentman. To the left and right are sisters Lillian and Thelma Baumgarte.
Thank you for having the Capabilities Community Club from Lima. We appreciated the wonderful museum and kindness of the workers. A great time was had by all and the members are already talking about making another visit.
Welsh Thomas family enjoying the Canal Museum Christmas Tree exhibit... Merry Christmas
We had so much fun touring the Canal Museum with a couple of our out of town friends! Loved posing with my grandma's wedding dress and an antique stove donated by the parents of another friend with us! Such a Delphos treasure!
Saw this tonight
i was looking forward for canal days. there is hardly no food vendors. all the rides are almost on top of each other. optimist club has no bingo this year. except some one is having basket bingo which i don't care for. so who ever is in charge of canal days just saved me a whole bunch of money.so the only money is spent tonight was a corn dog and a Polish Sausage that my wife bought from a food vendor and two wrist bands for rides.
Are dinner tickets still available for the Boatman's Breakaway dinner next Sunday, March 11? When is the deadline?