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Special New Museum Edition

November 17th, 2012

A Message from the Board of Directors of the Seymour Historical Society

After a four year capital campaign, over $1,000,000.00 in donations, and thousands of hours of volunteer work the new Seymour Community Museum is a reality. Since the dedication and grand opening on July 21, 2012, over 3,000 people have toured the facility. These range from cub scouts and their parents to senior residents of Good Shepherd Services. We have heard many positive comments and truly believe the Museum has something for everyone.
With over 500 people donating toward the project, the building stands as a monument to what the residents of a small city and the surrounding area can accomplish when people work together. We received donations from throughout the United States from people who have ties to the Seymour area. While diverse, our contributors have a common interest in preserving the history and heritage of our community.
A number of us date back to the founding of the historical society in 1975, and recall how we started with the railroad depot and spread the word that we were soliciting donations of items of historical interest. The local people responded and the SCHS now has an impressive collection of items that help tell Seymour’s story.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make the museum/learning center a reality.

The Purpose of this Newsletter

We realize that many of our members, especially those out of state, have not had the opportunity to visit the museum. This publication provides the reader with information about the historical society, what the building has to offer, museum policies, future plans, and the opportunity to participate. You will also find a list of our donors and exhibit sponsors. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Board of Directors.
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