Donors Add Items to the Museum Collection
Thanks to the generosity of area residents, items for display in the museum and general store are increasing and changing. Recently the family of Ray and Ruth Staeven delivered an 1920s era wood cook stove to the historical society. The Estate Heatalator was manufactured by the Estate Stove Company of Hamilton, Ohio. The company manufactured stoves until the plant was closed in 1962.
Tom Staeven recalls that the stove was used for years by his grandparents in their farm home located south of Seymour on County Highway EE. The beautifully preserved, white enamel appliance has found a new home in the 1930s general store. It includes a baking oven, two warming ovens, and a hot water reservoir. Complete with all the accessories, the stove is a great addition to the general store and will be appreciated by many visitors.
If you have a historical object that you would like to see preserved and displayed in the museum, contact a member of the board of directors. Unfortunately, because of limited storage and display space not all objects can be accepted.