Join the Tiffin Historic Trust at the next Victorian Tea. Rosina Birthday Hat Tea Party Make your reservations now. ﷯Wear your favorite vintage hat to “Rosina Birthday Hat Tea Party” at the Grammes-Brown House on August 11. Help the Tiffin Historic Trust celebrate what would be their benefactor’s 122nd birthday. On display will be hats that belonged to Rosina Brown,
as well as her collection
of hat pins. The Victorian tea is at 12:30 p.m. at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin. Seating is limited and pre-paid reservations are required mailed to PO Box 333, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. For more information, and to make a reservation, phone Phyllis at 419-448-8312 and leave a detailed message. The donation fee is $18 for each Tiffin Historic Trust Member and $20 for each non-member.

Preserving Tiffin’s Architectural Heritage

Established in 1976, the Tiffin Historic Trust is a volunteer organization, whose mission is to promote preservation in Tiffin by a variety of means, with an emphasis on the restoration of local architectural landmarks. Over the years it has been influential in the design of the replacement bridges over the Sandusky River, encouraged the implementation of a design review code, has sponsored preservation workshops and provided guidance on building restoration, successfully submitted entries to the National Register of Historic Places, and sought the preservation of significant architectural works within the community. At its annual meeting the group presents preservation awards for the restoration of commercial and residential properties. The Historic Trust most recently purchased and the city installed, the replacement signs designating Tiffin’s six Historic Districts.

The Historic Trust’s programming committee hosts summer teas in the Grammes-Brown House, displaying the restoration of the Victorian era home, holds an annual holiday house tour including historic as well as contemporary homes, and organizes garden tours as fund raisers to support its preservation efforts. Future plans include holding educational programs for the community focusing on the preservation of the architectural heritage of our neighborhoods, encouraging the establishment of a museum and gallery alliance of local organizations, supporting the establishment of a Main Street program, and continuing the restoration of the Grammes-Brown House property.


Our Mission

"To promote historic preservation in Tiffin by meetings, publications, tours, or other means. To act as a nonprofit organization to apply for and accept any grants that may be appropriate to further the cause of historic preservation. To promote and develop any plan for the preservation and restoration of Tiffin and to work with all interested groups and individuals to put this plan into effect".

Contact Us

172 Jefferson Street
Tiffin, OH 44883