Libraries and Museums
Delphi Public Library
Main BranchLocated at East Main and Indiana Streets, the Delphi Public Library is a Carnegie Library built in 1905 with neoclassical revival styling. Its external beauty is matched only by the quality and depth of services it provides to Delphi and Deer Creek Township residents. From story hours to book clubs to cinema nights and more, the library is a hub of activity for all ages.
Director, Portia Kapraun
222 E. Main Street
Northwest BranchLocated at 164 W. Forest Street in Yeoman, the Northwest Carroll branch offers library services to the northern part of Deer Creek Township. Phone: 574-965-2382
Museums, Archives, and Interpretive Centers
Carroll County Historical MuseumThe Carroll County Historical Museum houses many early artifacts and documents from throughout Carroll County. The museum is located in the 1904 Peirce Stone Barn at 700 N. Washington Street.
In addition to the large collection of items and memorabilia, the Museum has an extensive collection of genealogical materials which include primary sources such as original marriage certificates and school records as well as histories, census data, family records and genealogies, and other types of material relevant to families of Carroll and surrounding counties.
The Museum is run by volunteers from the Carroll County Historical Society. These volunteers have constructed many databases, and some of those relevant to genealogy are online at the Museum website which also hosts a digital photo archive of over 15,000 photographs of people, places, and events in Carroll County.
Charles E. Gerard ArchivesLocated on the second floor of the Delphi Opera House at 109 S. Washington Street, the Charles Gerard Archives include the photographic and document collection amassed by Charles E. Gerard and donated to the Delphi Preservation Society prior to his passing in 2005 from ALS.
Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center
The Interpretive Center, opened in 2003, offers interactive exhibits to tell the fascinating 1832-76 timeline for the creation and development of the Wabash & Erie Canal--the largest manmade waterway in the United States. The large building also houses a Conference Center which is used for weddings and other gatherings.
The summer of 2009 witnessed the debut of the new replica Canal Boat, The Delphi, which is available for rides in the warmer months on a mile-long section of the Canal. The boat holds 40 passengers and crew, and is also available for rental for special group occasions.