Seneca County Museum addition possible

Seneca County Museum shares future plans to preserve the county’s past

By Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator

The Seneca County Museum is conducting a feasibility study on a possible addition.

With the Seneca County Bicentennial kickoff approaching on April 1, the county wanted to share their plans for the Seneca County Museum with the City of Tiffin. Seneca County Museum Executive Director Theresa Sullivan welcomed community leaders to the museum on Feb. 28 to talk about exciting changes coming to the museum.

“The plans will be a benefit to both the county and the city,” Sullivan said.

At the meeting with Sullivan were Museum Board Vice President John Huss, Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart, Tiffin Mayor Lee Wilkinson, Tiffin Administrator Nicholas Dutro and Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division Chief Robert Chappell.

The museum is researching the feasibility of constructing an addition to the museum which will include space to display an Adriatic Steam Engine and other fire equipment. The Adriatic and much of the equipment have been housed at the museum since 1942. To begin the feasibility study, the museum hired an architect.

“The architectural plans call for part of the addition to have the façade of an old firehouse.  The items will be moved out of the museum carriage house and into a new climate-controlled environment where they will be enjoyed for future generations,” Sullivan said.

The Seneca County Commissioners support the feasibility study and are grateful to Sullivan and her board for their dedication to preserving and promoting Seneca County history. Sullivan hopes that architectural drawings will available for viewing during the Seneca County Bicentennial kickoff on April 1. The event, which will include dignitaries from across the state, will begin at 10 a.m.