Monday, September 24, 2012

Ohio Museum Delivers Postal History

The Museum of Postal History, Inc located in Delphos,Ohio is a non-profit historical and educational repository and museum whose mission is to educate the public about the development of America, its technology and its culture through the influences of the US Mail. 

According to an 2011 article that appears on the Midwest Guest website,  "Museum Director Gary Levitt began collecting postal artifacts in 1993, shortly after becoming the Delphos postmaster. By 1995, the Museum of Postal History opened in the Delphos Post Office." 

The piece goes on to say, "Levitt retired from the postal service in 2007 as the museum outgrew its quarters in the post office, and museum officials purchased an 11,000-square-foot building in 2008. The building, originally built as a livery in 1902, allowed the museum to expand its exhibits." 

Levitt is quoted as saying, "The horses were kept upstairs, and there was a ramp built up the back of the building so they could get the horses up there.It was an implements dealership, and for many years, the city's recreation center. It was an Eagles lodge for several years, a restaurant, a fun house, a bar, and a dance hall."  

"There is something to interest everyone. We are not just stamps, but we do have hundreds of thousands of them," says Levitt, who enjoys the surprised reactions of visitors when they discover the museum includes many other items like antique postal vehicles, unique mailboxes, photographs, and a library."

To learn more, click here  To take a video tour, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM