“Generation comes, generation goes,
Every generation, may flowers bloom and remain
When they die, beyond their time,
Future might lose its sanity.”
The “little” village and homestead is unique because of its scaled-down size (1/2 to 2/3), detailed with children’s furnishings, salesmen samples, and toys. The population of 113 “dummies” help bring the village to life, and makes each scene throughout the complex depict the reality of the 1920’s and 30’s.
A full-sized component contains the original Stanhope Chicago & NorthWestern depot built in 1882, the Century Hall of Miniatures depicting the time period from 1850 to 1950, and the original ‘just like Little House on the Prairie’, Olaf Westrum homestead home built in Southern Hamilton County, Iowa in 1869. In addition, you will enjoy seeing a McCormick machines implement dealership containing memorabilia from the five companies which formed the International Harvester Company in 1902.
All the things you will see in this place, it will remind you of the wonderful times you have had in your life since it is really a place showing the picture of the old Chicago.
What is amazing is that you will realize the old times’ impact to or daily life on this earth. Although time can not come back, there should be something from the past that fills our hearts.