Home Of The Hamburger Donates To New Museum
Jim Campbell, president of the Home of the Hamburger, Inc. recently announced the transfer of $15,000.00 to the Seymour Community Historical Society building fund. Marge Coonen, society treasurer, accepted the generous contribution. Campbell explained the museum project is consistent with the goals of the HOTH. “With the support of the city and Chamber of Commerce, Nagel Park is becoming the center of activity downtown. The new museum will be an attractive addition for area residents and visitors. The HOTH is pleased to be able to support the fund drive.”
Historical society president, Bill Collar pointed out that the HOTH has been supportive of the museum in the past and the society looks forward to incorporating an exhibit of Seymour’s role in the origin of the hamburger in the new building. “Burger Fest and interest in the history of the burger brings many people to the city. The new museum will provide sufficient space to tell Seymour’s story along with that of the burger.” With the fund drive approaching $800,000.00 pledged or donated, Collar explained that another $600,000.00 is needed to reach the $1.4 goal. “In order to use the latest technology for exhibits and include an operating fund, the steering committee feels it is important to aim for a goal beyond the cost of the building.”
Additional information concerning the building project can be found on the historical society Web site: (www.seymourhistory.org). Any individuals or organizations who wish to view a multi-media presentation about the plans for the new museum can contact Bill Collar or a member of the museum board. Pledges can be made on the Web site or by mail. The historical society address is, P. O. Box 237, Seymour, WI.