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    Museum Dedication and Grand Opening

    Museum Dedication and Grand OpeningMuseum Dedication and Grand Opening

    Seymour Mayor Judy Schuette cut the ribbon and longtime historical society member Marge Coonen was the first person to enter the new building. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed the official dedication at the gazebo. After several songs by local band Starwood, historical society president, Bill Collar, greeted the sun-drenched crowd of several hundred
    Collar introduced members of the steering committee with member Debbie Peterson commenting on their behalf. Peterson emphasized the concepts of leadership, commitment, and vision, as critical elements in the successful capital campaign. She was followed by Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson who congratulated the Seymour community for building such an impressive structure. Nelson, a lifetime member of the historical society, mentioned how much he enjoys music in the park on Wednesday evenings. He then pointed out with the new museum, Outagamie County Fair and Burger Fest, Seymour is the place to be this summer.
    Mayor Schuette credited the members of the historical society for their persistence and thanked the audience for their support. She stated that future generations will benefit from the building and children will have a better understanding of the history of the community.
    Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, society board members provided guided tours of the facility for groups of about twenty. With Starwood playing in the gazebo, tours taking place, and the cutting of the celebratory cake, a festive atmosphere prevailed.
    The Seymour Community Historical Society Board of Directors thanks all who helped make the dedication a successful and a memorable day in Seymour history. A picture gallery is available on the ACN Web site:

    Museum Hours, Policies and Attractions

    The museum and learning center will be open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per adult and $5.00 per family.
    The building is also available for group tours. Call the museum during business hours to make an appointment. A variety of attractions will capture your interest and encourage you to participate. Listed below are a few examples of the use of technology in the new museum.
    Through the genius of Balance Studios, the city’s namesake, Horatio Seymour is digitized and brought to life to greet you. Sponsored by Don’s Quality Market, an aerial view of the city in 1949 features many Seymour businesses, music of the era, and interviews with local citizens. Reese’s Dairy Bar exhibit encourages you to drift back to the 1950s as you recall those great malts, rock and roll, and home milk deliveries. The growth of Seymour during the early years is linked to agriculture and shipping livestock from Kuehne’s. A creative video game tests your knowledge of local history in a fun, fascinating manner.
    It truly is a community museum; built with donated funds and staffed by volunteers.

    Site developed by: Balance Interactive Studios
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