2023 Seneca County Community Guide

Seneca County Museum 28 Clay St., Tif fi n 419-447-5955 senecacountyohio.org

products from the original Tif fi n Glass Factory where beauti- ful stemware, tableware and decorative ware was produced from 1889 to 1980. Tours are welcome and available by ap- pointment. Handicap accessible. Parking in rear. Wesley Memorial Art Gallery 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria 419–435–8551 The gallery, a member of the Fostoria Community Arts Council, is located in the narthex of Wesley United Method- ist Church. For appointments, call Wesley United Methodist Church. The gallery is handicapped accessible.

Your window to Seneca County’s history is framed and ready for viewing at the Italianate-style 1853 home of Tif fi n’s fi rst millionaire, Rezin Shawhan. Experience the elegant drawing room with original furnishings and elaborate architectural details. The parlor, with its original wallpaper, marble fi re- place, and chandelier, showcases early means of musical entertainment. The remainder of the fi rst fl oor has been ren- ovated to enhance displays of glassware, primitive kitchen items and military uniforms, weapons, and memorabilia. The library and research center offers material on a wide range of topics and the new gift shop features historically themed items and books by local artisans and authors.

TRAIN DEPOTS Fostoria Iron Triangle Rail Park 499 S. Poplar St., Fostoria fostoriairontriangle.com/railpark.htm

Stemtown Historical Museum 114 E. Morgan St., Green Springs 419-639-0319

Fostoria Iron Triangle Railpark is a 5-acre tract directly in- side the three double-track mainline freight rail lines that meander through Fostoria. Historic places of interest include: Baltimore & Ohio Depot, 400 S. Main St.: on the south side of Ex-B&O Tracks; Lake Erie & Western Depot, 128 W. North St.; Chesapeake & Ohio Station; Toledo & Ohio Central/New York Central Depot; New York Central/Jackson St. Tower. LE&W Depot 128 W. North St., Fostoria 419-435-1781 fostoriairontriangle.com This 1880’s LE&W (Lake Erie & Western) depot is one of Fos- toria’s historic railroad buildings still in existence. The Fos- toria Rail Preservation Society (FRPS) is the current owner of this passenger depot. Railroad historic items are on display for the public to view. Tif fi n Train Depot 65 N. Monroe St., Tif fi n 419-448-0045 Built in 1862, the Tif fi n Train Depot once served as a passen- ger train depot for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad line. The historic building now serves as a place for social events, hosting various community programs.

Featuring books, postcards, photographs, Seneca Indian collections, WWl & WWll memorabilia, old copies of “Green Springs Echo,” video-taped interviews of residents, and local historical memorabilia. Handicapped Accessible.

Tif fi n Art Guild & Gallery 130 S. Washington St., Tif fi n

419–443–0478 tif fi nartguild.org

TAG is Tif fi n’s premier artist’s organization, which features an outstanding gallery and gift shop. Art exhibitions are fea- tured throughout the year as well as art classes, festivals and competitions. Tif fi n Glass Museum & Shoppe 25-27 S. Washington St., Tif fi n The Tif fi n Glass Museum honors the heritage established by the men and women of Tif fi n’s “Glass House”. Through pres- ervation and education, the museum safeguards glassware made by the artisans from the factory’s nearly hundred-year history. Museum preservation work includes acquiring mem- orabilia and historical documents from the factory’s begin- nings in 1889 until its closing in 1984. Gift Shoppe features 419-448-0200 tif fi nglass.org

4106 State Route 269 Bellevue, Ohio 44811 419-483-3435 sorrowfulmothershrine.org

Visit the Shrine Gift Shop

A visit to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine:  a quiet place to enrich the body, mind and spirit  located on 120 acres of woods and lawns  paved pathways dotted with over 40 grottos  overwhelming sense of peace and inspiration  plan a special day for your group

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