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 objects which are useful to the understanding of the heritage of Delphos, Ohio, and its environments. The Canal Commission has an archival collection the from the entire historic period of the region, from an 1863 note to letters home home from the Ohio 116th to hundreds of manuscript pages once used by the Paul Whiteman Band. We have an 1846 log house reconstructed in our museum. There are canal related artifacts from tiny bottles filled with abandoned medicines to the parts of the “Marguerite” that had been pulled from the Miami and Erie Canal in 1989 by 57 Delphos youngsters. Our purpose it to preserve, restore, and recreate the history of Miami and Erie Canal and the history of the city of Delphos. The Delphos Canal Commission is proud of its strong alliance with the commercial district and its growing status as one of the regions most knowledgeable and progressive historic agencies.

Have you been in lately?
02/24/2020
Return to ‘Starlight Nights’

Have you been in lately?

Proclaimed the “world’s greatest non-professional astronomer” by Harvard Observatory’s Dr. Harlow Shapley in 1934, Leslie Peltier is Del

Make sure you watch (or DVR) Steve on the 5:00 or 6:00 WLIO news tonight - Catch the segment on the progress on our Lesl...
02/20/2020

Make sure you watch (or DVR) Steve on the 5:00 or 6:00 WLIO news tonight - Catch the segment on the progress on our Leslie Peltier display.

Marilyn has also been counting down the days to Spring so she can get her Delphos Pride flag planted in her yard. If you...
02/20/2020

Marilyn has also been counting down the days to Spring so she can get her Delphos Pride flag planted in her yard. If you’d like one, garden flags are $15. Let’s get ready for Spring, Delphos style!

Marilyn is uber excited about the Delphos Manufacturing shirts! Come get yours for $12 and make Marilyn happy 😀
02/20/2020

Marilyn is uber excited about the Delphos Manufacturing shirts! Come get yours for $12 and make Marilyn happy 😀

Our 2020 Membership drive is happening now! Support your Museum and receive a window cling you can proudly display on yo...
02/17/2020

Our 2020 Membership drive is happening now! Support your Museum and receive a window cling you can proudly display on your vehicle. (Shoutout to Mushroom Graphics for their fine work!) Contact us today for membership information.

Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association
02/15/2020

Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association

The making of Allen County - The Lima News
02/12/2020
The making of Allen County - The Lima News

The making of Allen County - The Lima News

LIMA — On a May day in 1819, a U.S. government surveyor named Sylvanus Bourne began walking due east from a wooden post he’d set on the Ohio-In

Have you heard of the “Broom Challenge”? It’s really the brooms low center of gravity that allows them to balance....but...
02/11/2020

Have you heard of the “Broom Challenge”? It’s really the brooms low center of gravity that allows them to balance....but it is a cool party trick, or in this case, museum trick!

02/11/2020
Home Town Takeover Delphos!

Home Town Takeover Delphos!

Delphos Ohio is a city with character. We have the people and the potential and just need a little inspiration to save the downtown buildings and historic homes.

Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association
02/09/2020

Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association

Just think what it would be like if this occurred!

from a Delphos newspaper of the day. February 9, 1900.

Blighted building revealed to be log cabin from 1700s
02/09/2020
Blighted building revealed to be log cabin from 1700s

Blighted building revealed to be log cabin from 1700s

On a nondescript street corner sets a building that is much, much older than it looks. It’s a centuries-old log cabin hidden under layers of more modern construction and siding.

Just though I'd share with you an update on some activity at the Canal Museum.We are updating our Leslie Peltier exhibit...
01/30/2020

Just though I'd share with you an update on some activity at the Canal Museum.
We are updating our Leslie Peltier exhibit. We've gotten quite a bit done so far but we have more to do.
So far we've put a brand new, big banner. We've covered the walls with photos and informational posters. We've built a replica of the Strawberry Telescope. There is a big SmartTV running a slide show of Peltier's life and accomplishments. AND, this is big one, we're building a replica of Leslie Peltier's famous Merry Go Round Observatory. Leslie built this from his head with spare parts he found around the farm and home. There are no blueprints, only old photographs and a Popular Science article. It's been quite the task to match Peltier's ingenuity and resourcefulness. Two of our long time volunteers and Board members, Steve Dorsten and Mike Vanderhorst, both from Celina, have taken up the task and are doing a great job.
The Museum is open Thursday 9-noon and Saturday and Sunday 1-3. Stop by and see our progress.

#delphoscanalmuseum
01/23/2020

#delphoscanalmuseum

Growing up Jewish in Delphos, Ohio. - Free Online Library
01/09/2020
Growing up Jewish in Delphos, Ohio. - Free Online Library

Growing up Jewish in Delphos, Ohio. - Free Online Library

Free Online Library: Growing up Jewish in Delphos, Ohio.(Memoir) by "Midstream"; News, opinion and commentary Ethnic, cultural, racial issues Jewish life Personal narratives Jewish way of life Judaism Customs and practices

Delphos Canal Commission
01/09/2020

Delphos Canal Commission

Join our team! Become a member of the Delphos Canal Commission and support your hometown Museum.

Delphos Canal Commission Membership for 2020

Student or Senior $10____ Single Regular $20____ Family $30____ Sustaining Partner $125____

Single Lifetime $500____ Family Lifetime $750____ Corporate $1,000_____

_____I am interested in making an endowment gift. Please contact me.

The Delphos Canal Commission is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

I am interested in volunteering for the following tasks. Please contact me.
Please circle the activity you are interested in.
Newsletter Special Events Trustee Carpentry Work
Cleaning Working with Trustees during open hours Other

Send your information and your check made out to: Delphos Canal Commission to 241 N. Main Street, Delphos, OH 45833

Just In! New Delphos Mfg t-shirts, sizes S-2XL $12. Limited supply, get yours today. Special thanks to Caleb Haunhorst  ...
01/08/2020

Just In! New Delphos Mfg t-shirts, sizes S-2XL $12. Limited supply, get yours today. Special thanks to Caleb Haunhorst for getting these together.

..and just like that, Celebrate Christmas is, well, history! We are working on new displays for 2020, we’ll keep you upd...
01/07/2020

..and just like that, Celebrate Christmas is, well, history! We are working on new displays for 2020, we’ll keep you updated. Thank you to all our volunteers who came in to take down trees and put away decorations. It truly is a team effort.

And a Happy New Year! Too bad no one wanted to dress up as Baby New Year 😜
12/31/2019

And a Happy New Year! Too bad no one wanted to dress up as Baby New Year 😜

Some Miami and Erie Canal related local history.
12/24/2019
Hartford: The town that never was - The Lima News

Some Miami and Erie Canal related local history.

ALLEN COUNTY — By 1938 about all that remained of Hartford was a small, weed-choked cemetery on a high west bank of the Auglaize River, overlooking t

We will be closed for Christmas and on Thursday, December 26th. We will re-open Saturday, December 28th at 1:00 p.m.  En...
12/24/2019

We will be closed for Christmas and on Thursday, December 26th. We will re-open Saturday, December 28th at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy your holiday!

And for the elves who weren’t in our photo....Merry, Merry!
12/24/2019

And for the elves who weren’t in our photo....Merry, Merry!

Our annual Christmas photo. Your DCC Trustees wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
12/24/2019

Our annual Christmas photo. Your DCC Trustees wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Need a last minute stocking stuffer or a Christmas exchange gift?  We've got you covered.  Your Canal Museum Gift Shop h...
12/21/2019

Need a last minute stocking stuffer or a Christmas exchange gift? We've got you covered. Your Canal Museum Gift Shop has perfect items for that "hard to buy for" friend or family member. We're open Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. Stop in, see the beautiful trees and do a little shopping.

The time to enjoy the Canal Museum's "Celebrate Christmas" is getting shorter.  The Museum is open Saturday and Sunday 1...
12/21/2019

The time to enjoy the Canal Museum's "Celebrate Christmas" is getting shorter. The Museum is open Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm. Stop in to see our more than 100 trees and Christmas displays.

President Steve Dorsten thanking Trustee Jim Marihugh for all his years of service. Jim is retiring from our board but w...
12/19/2019

President Steve Dorsten thanking Trustee Jim Marihugh for all his years of service. Jim is retiring from our board but will still remain as active as he likes - just like any good retiree! Thank you, Jim!

A big thanks to everyone who came through your Delphos Canal Museum during Hometown Christmas. At last count, we had ove...
12/12/2019

A big thanks to everyone who came through your Delphos Canal Museum during Hometown Christmas. At last count, we had over 800 visitors - wow! We hope you enjoyed all the trees - Celebrate Christmas runs through December 29th, stop in and check us out. And, as always, free admission. Thank you again for all your support.

Thanks for visiting!
12/12/2019

Thanks for visiting!

Welsh Thomas family enjoying the Canal Museum Christmas Tree exhibit... Merry Christmas

If you haven’t been in to see over 100 Christmas trees and decorations, what are you waiting for?
12/12/2019

If you haven’t been in to see over 100 Christmas trees and decorations, what are you waiting for?

Join our team!   Become a member of the Delphos Canal Commission and support your hometown Museum.  Delphos Canal Commis...
12/10/2019

Join our team! Become a member of the Delphos Canal Commission and support your hometown Museum.

Delphos Canal Commission Membership for 2020

Student or Senior $10____ Single Regular $20____ Family $30____ Sustaining Partner $125____

Single Lifetime $500____ Family Lifetime $750____ Corporate $1,000_____

_____I am interested in making an endowment gift. Please contact me.

The Delphos Canal Commission is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

I am interested in volunteering for the following tasks. Please contact me.
Please circle the activity you are interested in.
Newsletter Special Events Trustee Carpentry Work
Cleaning Working with Trustees during open hours Other

Send your information and your check made out to: Delphos Canal Commission to 241 N. Main Street, Delphos, OH 45833

Never forget.
12/07/2019

Never forget.

Another successful Hometown Christmas! . Thank you to everyone who visited
12/07/2019

Another successful Hometown Christmas! . Thank you to everyone who visited

Birthday boy and Carol!
12/07/2019

Birthday boy and Carol!

Hometown Christmas fun
12/07/2019

Hometown Christmas fun

Magical night at the Museum and in downtown Delphos!!!
12/07/2019

Magical night at the Museum and in downtown Delphos!!!

Santa’s helpers serving the soup!
12/06/2019

Santa’s helpers serving the soup!

Hot bean and ham soup and fresh cornbread.  Only $4 a meal.   We’re right in front of the Canal Museum.   Get yours befo...
12/06/2019

Hot bean and ham soup and fresh cornbread. Only $4 a meal. We’re right in front of the Canal Museum. Get yours before it’s gone.

Santa wants to remind everyone Ham & Bean Soup sales begin at 5:00!
12/06/2019

Santa wants to remind everyone Ham & Bean Soup sales begin at 5:00!

12/06/2019

And to wish everyone a...

Getting excited for Hometown Christmas! These 1st graders came in for an early preview
12/06/2019

Getting excited for Hometown Christmas! These 1st graders came in for an early preview

National Repeal Day - 86 years ago today. Cheers!
12/05/2019

National Repeal Day - 86 years ago today. Cheers!

We also have these beautiful cards featuring painting of downtown Delphos by Louis Mandryk.   Gorgeous and useful for an...
12/03/2019

We also have these beautiful cards featuring painting of downtown Delphos by Louis Mandryk. Gorgeous and useful for any occasion Here is just a sample of his work. The photos do NOT do his work justice.

More delightful Christmas gifts from the Delphos Canal Museum gift shop.
12/03/2019

More delightful Christmas gifts from the Delphos Canal Museum gift shop.

It's Christmas time in the city!  🎅🤶  Need some stocking stuffers or some Delphos gifts for those homesick for their hom...
12/03/2019

It's Christmas time in the city! 🎅🤶 Need some stocking stuffers or some Delphos gifts for those homesick for their hometown? We got you covered. Check out these neat Delphos gifts available only at your Delphos Canal Museum. Stop by to check out the beautiful Christmas trees and check another name off your Christmas list at the same time.
Just a reminder, we are open Thursday 9-noon and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. We are also open Friday, December 6 for the Kiwanis Hometown Christmas!

Address

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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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?