Dan and Martha Schmitt of Omaha, Nebraska, exhibit several working models handcrafted by Dan.
Country Relics Little Village & Homestead 3290 Briggs Woods Road Stanhope, Iowa 50246
Country Relics Little Village & Homestead near Stanhope, Iowa, will host its 4th annual All-Scaled Model Machinery Show on June 24, 1995.
The 1994 show held in August was termed a success by all those who participated. Exhibitors from across the state and over the borders brought their working, handcrafted, model steam and gas engines, tractors and machinery. The 1994 show grew in positive ways with several crafters marketing their handiwork, and Eugene Pippin of Marshalltown demonstrating the art of blacksmithing.
Visitors from England, Brazil, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi and Nebraska as well as throughout Iowa enjoyed the 3rd annual All-Scaled Model Machinery Show at Country Relics.
In 1995, the show will be expanded to include miniature horse enthusiasts, too. If you have scaled model working engines, tractors, or machinery and would like to share your treasures with others, please plan now to join Country Relics on Saturday, June 24 for a unique day of fun. All exhibitors welcome.
Country Relics Little Village and Homestead is a scaled model village ( to 2/3 scale) detailed with authentic children's furnishings, salesmen's samples and toys from the 1920s and '30s. Designated as Iowa's '1991 Tourism
Attraction of the Year' by the Iowa Travel Council, Country Relics, open daily May through October, is a reminiscent 'stroll into the past.'
In addition to the village, the complex includes the original Stanhope Depot containing railway and rural Americana, including a replicated Arcade doll house with authentic cast iron, Arcade doll house furnishings from the 1930s, and an extensive collection of McCormick, Farmall, and International pedal tractors.
The complex also includes the replicated full size McCormick Machines dealership and an extensive traveling exhibit of memorabilia from the five companies which formed International Harvester in 1902 (McCormick, Deering, Piano, Milwaukee, and Wardner, Bushnell and Gleesner).
All exhibitors of scaled models are admitted free, and following the show at 5:00 p.m. are invited to a courtesy barbecue with homemade ice cream for dessert. Join us for this one of a kind, unique, 'engine' show!
Plan now to meet your fellow scaled model enthusiasts at Country Relics on June 24 for the All-Scaled Model Machinery Show. Food and primitive camping are available on the grounds. For additional information, see advertisement in the April 95 issue of GEM, write Country Relics, 3290 Briggs Woods Road, Stanhope, Iowa 50246, or call (515) 826-3491.