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To help commemorate the Sesquicentennial, the Seymour Community Historical Society is preparing a pictorial history book. Since Seymour was first established in 1868 and will be 150 years old in 2018, any pictures of historical value from that period are in demand.
Many photos from the first half of the 20th century are on file at the museum and can be accessed through the image gallery at the website ( There is a shortage of pictures from 1950 to the present. Photos that help tell Seymour's story are most valued. These include people pictured with historical objects or buildings, and individuals participating in memorable events or activities. Typical categories include, but are not limited to, schools, churches, sports and leisure, businesses, organizations, celebrations, agriculture and pioneer families. A pioneer family is anyone who can trace his or her family back over 100 years in the area. Any pictures from the city and surrounding rural area are welcome.
Here is how you can help: Members of the historical society will be at the museum from 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday and Sunday January 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a scanner and computer to make copies of your photos. Your description of the picture and identity of the people will be recorded. Photos without identification are not valued. Your photos will be scanned and immediately returned to you. The whole process will only take a matter of minutes.
Members of the historical society look forward to working with you to collect as many images and as much information as possible to produce a quality hardcover book suitable to be on display in your home or business. Books can be purchased in advance for $25.00 payable in cash or check. In the spring/summer of 2018 the price will be $30.00. If you have any questions contact Bill Collar at 833-6064. Typical pictures are included on this page.

American Legion Basketball Team 1945-46
Back row, left to right - John Wurtzel, Bernard Huettl, John Gavronski, Claude Peotter, Robert Witthuhn, Elmer Kunstman, Keith Van Vuren. Front row, left to right - Don Feurig, Milton Main, Vilas Kraft, LeRoy Pasch, Lloyd Kraft, John Truesdale.

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