Seneca County Historical Society recently conducted a fundraiser raffle of the 1884 Seneca County courthouse artifacts for the benefit of the Seneca County Museum, and we'd like to congratulate Elizabeth Ball of Tiffin, winner of the door mantle; Phil Adams of Tiffin, winner of the wall panel; and Steve Hartzell of Tiffin, winner of the floor register.
It was so enjoyable to see their excitement when they stopped at the museum to claim their prize, and we know these artifacts are going to be appreciated. We'd like to thank David Kreais of Antiques Warehouse for his generous donation of the three artifacts that made this fundraiser possible, and thanks also to Mark Steinmetz for refinishing them.
But a special thanks also goes to all those people we met along the way while selling tickets and for those who participated in this raffle. It was gratifying to know there are still many people, neighbors and friends who are concerned about the future of the museum, and the many collections that are cared for within those walls.
In 2012, the Seneca County Museum lost all funding from the county and the only way it stays open and with free admission is through fundraisers and donations. If you'd like to help with our mission, call us at (419) 447-5955 or see our website at www.senecacountymuseum.com.
Tonia Hoffert, president,
Seneca County Historical Society