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    DOLL COLLECTION ON EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM

    DOLL COLLECTION ON EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUMDoll Collection on Exhibit at the Museum

    Seymour resident Mary Lou Melchert is known for her collection of pedal cars, tractors, and John Deere items. Recently she added an assortment of over 200 dolls. When asked what influenced her to acquire the dolls she replied, “I was actually looking for some John Deere dolls, but when I discovered the entire collection was for sale, they were just too beautiful to pass up.”

    Mary Lou’s latest acquisition is on display at the Seymour Community Museum through September. The dolls include representations from the Amish, Dutch, Native American, Raggedy Ann and Andy, numerous other countries and of course, John Deere. The colorful exhibit features Danbury Mint Dolls, Marie Osmond Dolls and various others cherished by collectors.

    Lifetime members of the Seymour Community Historical Society, Mary Lou and her husband Gary have contributed numerous items to the museum. Most notable is the permanent exhibit of past Seymour automobile dealers featuring items from Gary’s model car collection. The Melcherts appreciate the opportunity to put their items on display “so others can enjoy them.”

    The Seymour Community Museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00 Saturdays and Sundays during September. There is no admission fee to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated.

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