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FASHION SHOW A HUGE SUCCESSFashion Show a Huge Success

Close to 200 people enjoyed “Stylin’ with the Party Band: 1910-1960s,” a step back in time as forty models, mostly students from Seymour High School, displayed period fashions, music, dancing, fun and frolic. The program featured clothing from the collection stored at the museum. Accompanied by music from the Party Band and Dale Johnson, the models strutted their stuff from 1910 to the 1960s. The staff at Doxbee’s prepared a great meal and everyone had a good time.

The picture shows Tara Eick and Jared Boerst portraying Mr. and Mrs. George Falck who were the proprietors of the Falck Hotel. The Falcks built the hotel in 1898. They are dressed as the looked in the early 1900's

A variety of pictures projected behind the models, portrayed street scenes of Seymour and its residents through the decades. Often the clothing of the model closely resembled the person in the picture. Of particular interest were military uniforms including one worn by Alvin Piehl in WWI.

SHS baseball players Troy Rottier and Alex Leisgang started the evening showing the contrast in baseball uniforms and equipment. Rottier filled out the hand-lettered uniform of Walter Ebert who pitched for Isaar in the 1920s. His diminutive glove was half the size of the modern basket displayed by Leisgang who was attired in a present day SHS uniform. As the evening progressed the audience viewed dress suits, wedding dresses, scout uniforms, a bowling shirt, “ hot pants” a number of prom dresses and much more.

Seymour High School history teachers Dan Brice and Curt Jefson recruited the students to model the classic clothing from the collection of the historical society. Student participation in this project and their commitment of time and energy is a reflection of their interest in contributing to community activities and preserving our heritage.

The Seymour dance team, under the leadership of Terri Van Boxtel, contributed to the ambiance of the era by demonstrating the dance steps of each decade. The event was a fundraiser for the new museum.

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