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VALENTINE FUN AT THE MUSEUM

VALENTINE FUN AT THE MUSEUMValentine Fun at the Museum

Pace (8). Joelle (5), and Evangelynn Jefferson (3), admire some of over 500 vintage Valentines on display at the Seymour Community Museum. They are the children of Kimani and Marcie Jefferson of Seymour

Over 500 vintage Valentines are on display on the second floor of the Seymour Community Museum/Learning Center. Some of the cards date back to the 1920s with many from the 1940s and 1950s. A special part of the exhibit features classic cards made in Germany that are from the collection of Jim and Jean Maass.

On Sunday, February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 kids of all ages have the opportunity to make their own Valentines. All materials, including construction paper, markers, glue, scissors, etc. are provided by the historical society at no charge. Children can (with adult help if necessary) search for certain Valentines in the display. When ten are found that are on the list, the child will receive a free box of candy conversation hearts.

It will be a fun experience, with much more for children to discover in the museum. Other interactive opportunities include, picture yourself as “Hamburger Charlie,” vintage toys, a Seymour History Video game, a typewriter, a spinning top, and much more.

During the winter months, the museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00 on Sunday afternoons. The Valentine exhibit will continue through the month of February. Volunteers staff the museum. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

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