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    New Exhibits at the Museum

    New Exhibits at the MuseumNew Exhibits at the Museum

    Numerous members of the historical society contributed to cleaning, painting, and building new displays at the museum. A special “thank you” to Ed Machachek, Jeff and Karen Reed, and LaMont Kraft for painting. VerVoort Construction built new shelving, and Countryside Photography has been busy donating many hours enlarging photos and helping with exhibits. Be sure to stop and see the new look of the main room. Visitors will find the contrasting panoramic views of the city (100 years apart) fascinating. Since the building is one of the oldest in Seymour, the Miller-Piehl heritage is preserved along with numerous business ads from 100 years ago.

    The Home of the Hamburger has donated a touch screen television so viewers can access the programs featured on the food channel and travel channel. Undisputable evidence verifying that the hamburger originated in Seymour is on display.

    Find the time to bring the kids in to see the dolls and toys from days gone by. There is even a play area where the children can try out the wind-up and pull toys.

    Whether you are interested in doing family research, would like to show the kids what life was like years ago, or want to take a nostalgic tour, the museum has something for everyone. The old time home on the second floor features an icebox, wooden washing machine, Edison record player, and numerous other items from the early 1900’s.

    Perhaps you have stopped to view the flowers or paused to investigate the window display. Kailhofer’s donated the annuals, Pat Seidl keeps the perennials blooming, and Janice Eick and Lois Dalke change the window display monthly.

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