Seymour Museum open for Oktoberfest

Seymour Museum Inc. will have a few items on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday during Oktoberfest.

The public is invited to drop in to see progress made from a year ago in the museum quarters in the Old Federal Building at Chestnut and Third streets.

The displays will include a manikin dressed as a mid-1800s UK telegraph lineman and a 1907 private switchboard, both from the Welch Telephone Collection made by a former Seymour telephone executive. The items are set up in the restored office of the postmaster and mayor in the Old Federal Building.

The museum also has acquired items for a future display featuring the recently closed Bevers Deli.

Visitors will be able to enter an area from which some of the work remaining to be done on the building can be viewed.

Members of the Southern Indiana Model Railroad Association also may be setting up Saturday for a temporary display in the former clerk-treasurer’s office. That office recently was replastered and is awaiting paint and floor covering.