The Seneca County Historical Society has set July 28 as the date for a dinner and dance to benefit the Seneca County Museum.
Prepared by Reino's Pizza and Pasta, an Italian buffet dinner is to be served 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tiffin Eagles Ballroom, 68 Riverside Drive.
Xpando Band is to provide music 8-11:30 p.m.
This fundraiser also is to feature, for the first time in public, a sampling of items found in the cornerstone of the 1884 Seneca County Courthouse. Proceeds from the event are to go toward the operating costs of the Seneca County Museum.
Jan. 12, demolition workers removed the courthouse cornerstone, where it had resided for nearly 128 years. Carved into the top of a huge, stone block was a rectangular cavity, just big enough to hold a shoebox-sized copper box containing a trove of items from 1884.
The box held nearly 100 individual items of interest to the people of Seneca County. These included 12 coins of various denominations, histories from many local lodges and churches, advertising cards, Civil War veteran lists, county fair information, a dozen area newspapers and more.
These items have been encapsulated by the Seneca County Historical Society and are being prepared for display in the museum, as a new exhibit to open in the fall. A variety of these cornerstone items is to be on display for those attending the dinner/dance fundraiser.
Tickets for the dinner and dance are $20 or $10 for only the dance. There also will be raffles prizes to be awarded.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the museum or by calling (419) 447-0193.