A History of Rock & Roll Postcards

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Tuesday, January 9, 6 p.m.

Wally Jung will present a history of popular music from the 1940’s thru the present, as illustrated in picture postcards. The program follows how radio and television shaped music into a major cultural force in the 1950’s and 60’s. Presented in partnership with the Delta Township Historical Society.

A Slayer Waits

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Join retired Eaton County sergeant turned true-crime author for the story of the 1955 double murder of a Stockbridge couple and search for the killer.

Tuesday, September 19
6 p.m.

Images from Delta’s Past

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Want more images from Delta Township’s past? Take a look at the start of DTDL’s new digital archives! More images will be added each month, check back often.


Collector’s Showcase

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Collector’s Showcase last month! We had another great lineup of collections! Thank you also to the Historical Society of Greater Lansing who helped promote the event.

Collector’s Showcase

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Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Elmwood Room of the Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, MI 48917


Collectors willing to display their collections and talk to the public about their passion are needed for this just-for-fun, no buying or selling event. Collections at past events have included both antique and contemporary collectibles, such as Pez dispensers, vintage hats, postcards, dolls, Dionne quintuplet memorabilia, Lansing dairy items, and salt and pepper shakers. All collections suitable for family viewing are welcome. One collection will receive the People’s Choice Award, chosen by visitors the day of the event.

Whether you are an avid enthusiast, serious treasure hunter or casual collector everyone has some type of collection they hold dear. Come and celebrate local collectors of all kinds at this joint DTHS, Delta Township District Library, and Historical Society of Greater Lansing event. Check out all the different types of collections and chat with the collectors.

Fill out the form below to register your collection.

To view entries from past years click here: 2015 | 2016


A People’s Choice Award for the “best” collection will be awarded at 1:30pm. Come check out all of the collections and vote for your favorite.


Deadline to register to display your collection is Saturday, March 11, limited space is available. All ages are welcome to participate.


1. Each collector will be given up to two tables approx. 2.5’x5’.

2. There will be no buying or selling of items at the event.

3. All collections should be appropriate for viewing by all ages.

4. Organizers will select the best mix of the entrants and selected collectors will be notified on Monday, March, 13.

5. The Delta Township District Library and its partners (Delta Township Historical Society and Historical Society of Greater Lansing) will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.


To register your collection for the event, complete the Registration Form on this page or download the form and return it to the Adult Services Desk.

Historic Photo Sharing Night

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The library and historical society will be scanning old photos of Delta Township. Bring your photos and stories of Delta Township’s past and see and help identify some of the pictures from the library’s collection. We will have a scanner on site if you would like to share your photos with the historical society.

Delta Center Cemetery

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The cannon monument located at the Delta Center Cemetery was presented in memory of the 83 civil war soldiers by the women of the Delta Center Cemetery association. Among the soldiers are six whom were prisoners at the Confederate Prison of War camp near Andersonville, GA, including: William R. Billings, Otis Wilson Carpenter, Albert F. Porter, Elija P. Sanders, Nathaniel H. Space, William H. H. Tallman. [2]

The Lansing State Journal reported on Monday, May 29, 2011 that:

“Nearly 300 men, women and children assembled at the Delta Center Cemetery Saturday [May 27, 2011] forenoon at 10 o’clock to witness the unveiling of the soldiers monument presented by the women of the Delta Center Cemetery association in memory of the soldiers who went from Delta to participate in the civil war” [1].

Join historian and author of Guide to the Civil War Soldiers of Delta Center Cemetery, Chris Czopek, on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. for a tour of the Delta Center Cemetery and to hear the stories of the Civil War soldiers buried there. Or visit the Local History Room at the Delta Township District Library to read through Mr. Czopek’s book.


Czopek, C. (2007). Guide to the Civil War soldiers of Delta Center Cemetery. Lansing, MI: C.P. Czopek.

Nearly 300 Are At Dedication. (1911, May 29). Lansing State Journal.