The Seneca County Museum is inviting area residents and Holiday Happenings shoppers to visit 28 Clay St. 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Museum activities are to focus on the 1884 Seneca County courthouse. Seneca County Historical Society members have been preparing an area of the museum to display the items discovered in the courthouse cornerstone. This display is finished, but the work will pause long enough for visitors to get a sneak preview of what has been done so far. After this weekend, the courthouse cornerstone display will be closed for viewing until its completion.
This also is to be the last opportunity for those wishing to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three artifacts from the courthouse. They include a solid cherry ornate door mantle, a section of cherry wall wainscot paneling and a decorative, cast-iron floor register. The building once contained several hundred door mantles and floor registers and more than a thousand feet of paneling, but only a very few were saved before the courthouse was demolished.
They were provided to the Seneca County Historical Society as a fundraiser for the Seneca County Museum by David Kreais of the Antiques Warehouse in Tiffin. Proceeds from the raffle are to support the Seneca County Museum. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and the drawing will take place Saturday.
PHOTO BY MARYANN KROMER
This picture shows items featured in a raffle to benefit the Seneca County Museum.
For more information on the museum or exhibits, call (419) 447-5955 or visist www.senecacountymuseum.com.
Museum program set
Reservations are being accepted for "Pumpkins and Parasols," a fall luncheon, set for noon Nov. 17 at the Seneca County Museum.
Tonia Hoffert, museum director, is to give a program on vintage parasols. Seating is limited and the cost is $15 per person.
For reservations, call (419) 447-5955.