Gary S. Levitt serves as the Curator/Director of the volunteer-run Museum of Postal History in Delphos, Ohio. He retired as postmaster of Dublin, Ohio, and served as postmaster of Dephos from 1993 – 2004. Levitt’s background is in education and educational administration, and his more than three decades in government service include 29 years spent in postal management. In addition to his duties with the Museum of Postal History, Levitt also serves on the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and has begun work on a travel and tourism bureau for the Delphos area. Levitt shares that after attending the 2013 Alliance Annual Meeting, he recognized the wealth of resources available to institutions. In addition to sharing his own areas of expertise with the Board and fellow representatives, he hopes to learn more about the travel and tourism industry and museum management. His local history interests cover 18th to 20th century history, particularly as it relates to transportation and communication.
About the museum: The Museum of Postal History, one of only three museums in the United States dedicated to postal history, opened in 1995 in the lower level of the Delphos Post Office. A new, larger site was acquired in 2008, totaling more than 11,000 square feet. For more information about the Museum of Postal History, visit http://postalhistorymuseum.org.
Andrea Brookover serves as Executive Director of the Fairfield Heritage Association in Fairfield County, Ohio. Her duties include managing a small paid staff, as well as about 150 volunteers. Brookover’s background is in public history, and she has enjoyed a career that includes positions at the Historical Center of York County, South Carolina, the State Archives of the Ohio Historical Society and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. Brookover joins the Board out of a desire to promote the networking and support of historical institutions that is part of the Alliance’s mission. Her local history interests lie in early frontier Ohio—1800-1840.
About the association: The Fairfield Heritage Association operates two historic house museums in Lancaster, Ohio. The Georgian Museum, built in 1832, has been restored to reflect the period of the home’s original residents. The Sherman House, birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, includes the original 1811 structure and later additions that tell the story of the Sherman family. For more information about The Fairfield Heritage Association, visit http://www.fairfieldheritage.org.