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Visitor Information Center
  • A Main Street of the early 1920’s featuring realistic storefronts with real retail establishments.
  • Streetcar tracks with period Ohio made streetcars offering real or virtual rides to visitors.
  • Vintage buses and cars of the period parked on the street and available for visitor rides.
  • Vintage Ohio made bicycles on display and available for visitor rides.
  • Vintage airplanes on display and at least one plane that can be fired up in a stationary position.
  • Industrial sites for a steel mill, a tire producer, a garment factory, a tool and die shop and an automobile parts factory.
  • These industries will be in close proximity to immigrant and racial minority housing to emulate the realities of living in a prosperous industrial city.
  • A 4000 square foot HO gauge model railroad layout of the entire downtown host city area (c. 1936).
  • A vintage General Motors Diesel GP-7 Ohio
    made locomotive will be placed on a “test
    stand” so that the locomotive can operate.
    Between operational sessions the exterior
    engine doors will be opened so that the
    “innards” can be shown and explained.
  • Farming and construction equipment,
    emergency vehicles, aircraft and tanks
    built in Ohio