MUSEUM OPEN FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY
THE PICTURE SHOWS THE MILITARY ROOM OF THE MUSEUM.
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established in 1868 to commemorate the death of over 600,000 soldiers in the Civil War. Over the years, it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May. The Seymour Veteran’s Memorial serves as a reminder of the sacrifice area residents have made defending the freedoms we all cherish.
Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season in the United States. It is still a time to remember those who have passed on, whether in war or otherwise. It is a time when families get together for picnics, ball games, and other early summer activities.
The history of the Seymour area is preserved and on display in the museum on Depot St. Large pictures and artifacts tell the story of a bygone era. Newspaper articles and information on display enable the viewer to gain a better understanding of the challenges and accomplishments of our ancestors.
Numerous exhibits and pictures in the museum portray life in Seymour dating back to the 1800s. Of particular interest is a large panoramic view of the city featuring two images taken from the same spot, but 100 years apart.
The museum will be open Memorial Day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Summer hours are on Sunday and Tuesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, or by special arrangement. If you have a group that wishes to visit the museum during other hours, call 833-6064 to make an appointment.