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The Building Project

The building fund is gradually growing and is approaching $800,000.00. In order to build a facility that will meet the needs of future generations, the steering committee is aiming for a total of 1.4 million. This figure will provide for a beautiful building, state of the art exhibits, and a suitable operating fund. We have met with professional museum curators and are following their recommendations. The new museum/learning center will feature.

• An attractive building with a classroom suitable for school groups, 4-H, scouts, etc.

• Offices for the Seymour Community Historical Society, Inc. and the Home of the Hamburger, Inc.

• Interactive displays utilizing the latest technology.

• An emphasis on Seymour area history preserving our local heritage.

• A research area for people interested in genealogy and family history.

• A secure area suitable to show traveling exhibits.

• Adequate storage space for the society’s collection.

• An area to recognize and remember community organizations, businesses, and school activities.


Cash Donation
Pledges can be divided up over several years. The historical society is incorporated as an educational organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Stock Transfer
The society has a brokerage account and stock can be transferred directly to that account to realize tax savings.

Estate Planning
Please keep the Seymour Community Historical Society, Inc. in mind when you do your estate planning. Tax benefits are available when giving to an educational corporation.

In-Kind Donations
Perhaps you own a business and would prefer to donate labor, a skill, or materials for the building. You or your business will be credited for the dollar value of the gift.

Recognition for a Loved One

All donors who contribute $500.00 or more will be provided with the opportunity to have their name or a name they designate, on a donor plaque in the entryway. Naming rights for pictures and sponsorships for displays are available at various levels of giving starting at $2,500.00. Details are available on the SCHS Web site, ( or on pledge cards and descriptive brochures. This is an excellent opportunity to display a memory for your family while contributing to a great cause.


The people and businesses listed below have donated a minimum of $50.00 toward the new Museum project. Please consider adding your name to the list. Thank you!

Banker, John
Behrendt, George and Audrey
Beilfuss, Dan and Ruth
Blohm, Leland and Betty
Boettcher, June
Burke, Tom and Shirley
Campbell, Jim and Nancy
Carlson, Dr. Jim and Sue
Collar, Bill and Holly
Coonen, Bob and Marge
Court, Mrs. Earl
Cumicek, John and Adrianne
Dalke, Lois
Dorosz, Steve and Darla
Duffey, Tom and Ann
Dyer, John and Sharon
Ebert, Clayton and Audrey
Eisenreich, Ted and Bobbi Jo
Eick, Roger and Janice
Farr, Kathleen and Dean
Feurig, Don and Frieda
Frampton, Susan
Gardner, Marge
Ginocchio, Frances
Gosse, Emil
Gosse, Mary
Gosse, Dr. Richard & Karen
Green, John and Mary Estate
Grimm, Paul and Deanna
Hallada, Karen
Herbst, Gaylord and Linda
Hesprich, Kevin and Sue
Hoff, Dr. Don and Gail
Huth, Ralph and Mary
Kailhofer, Letty
Kemp, Steve
Kenton. Carol Piper
Keyzers, Mike and Sue
Kimball, Joan
Kimball, William
Klass, Pat and Mary
Kline Joseph J.
Kneisler, Ralph and Arlene
Koenigs, John and Lynn
Krabbe, Steve and Cheri
Kraft, LaMont and Sandy
Kraft, Lloyd and Esther
Kraft, Vilas and Vernice
Krahn Estate, Harold & Agnes
Krueger, Otto
Kuehne, Carl & Mary Ellen
Kuehne, Doloris
Krull, Pat and Cathy
Landwehr, T.J.
Lehrhaupt, Charles
Lerum, Ollie and Adeline
Lubinski, Dick and Donna
Lubinski, Vernon & Evelyn
Ludvigson, Eric and Sue
Maass, Dave and Mary
Maass, Warren and Gloria
Maass, Jim and Jean
Machachek, Ed and Jo
Melchert, Adela
Melchert, Gary & Mary Lou
Melchert, Ralph
Mory, Roberta
Mueller, Russ and Sue
Nagel, Pat
Norelius, Janice
Peterson, Randy and Debbie
Piehl, Elizabeth Bassett
Piehl, Richard and Ann
Pierre, Perry and Carol
Pingel, Harold and Dolores
Piper, George and Patsy
Piper, Janice
Puls, Roy
Reed, Randy and Ann
Reed, Don and Dorothy
Rohloff, Jean
Rottier, Ken and Judy
Schnabl, Frank
Schneider, Randy & Nancy
Schuh, Pudge and Cassie
Schuster, Ronald
Seidl, Marilyn
Severson, Judy
Seymour FFA Alumni
Seymour Homemakers
Seymour Woman’s Club
Shuler, Susan and Willard
Sigl, Janet
Staley, Ruth and Elwyn
Stellmacher, Chuck & Deb
Stellmacher, Jon & Rebecca
Storma, Al and Caroline
Tech, Harold and Thelma
Veitch, Jean
Wettstein, Bob and Mary
Weyers, Ron and Colleen
Wurtzel, John
Zak, Dr. Dan and Pam
Balance Studios
Baylake Bank
Chase Bank
Cheezy Jim’s Pizza
CK Holdings, Ltd.
Community First - Nichols
Coonen, Inc.
Countryside Photographers
Cumicek Jewelers
Dairy Queen/Grill and Chill
Don’s Quality Market
First National Bank
Elexco, Inc.
Kailhofer’s Greenhouse
Heinke, Dr. Marilyn
Home of the Hamburger
Huettl Bus, Inc.
Lakeside Foods
Lubinski, Reed, & Klass
M & I Bank
Marcks Trucking & Excavating
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Hm.
Nichols Fire Department
Northeastern Roofing
Orion Labels
Osborn Roofing
Seymour Chamber of Comm.
Seymour Rescue Squad
Schuh Construction
Thrivent Financial
Truyman-Haase Ins.

Your Donation
If your name has been omitted from the donors to the Building Fund, please contact either treasurer, Marge Coonen or Bill Collar. Prior to erecting the donor plaque, you will be contacted to verify your name, spelling, and amount of the gift. Thank you for your support of the museum.

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