Welcome to the Town Heritage Museum!
In this small museum you will find many artifacts telling the story of ordinary life in the modular town, from a radiator like that in the grocer, to an old movie camera, to a vinyl recorded in the studio above the diner, to a suitcase left in the boutique hotel decades ago.
Though the building itself has a long history, it was only recently converted from an insurance agency to a museum by the town historical society. A friendly volunteer from the society would be happy to give you a tour and point out the connections to all the other buildings on the block.
On the upper two floors is the Dogwood Bed and Breakfast. The old lady who owns it has been widowed for many years. Though she liked sitting by the fireplace with her cat, she had felt lonely ever since her husband died at sea. When the museum opened below, she had the idea to transform her home into a bed and breakfast, and she named it after the beautiful dogwood tree that had brought her and her husband to the home in the first place. She gave the guest room an ocean theme in memory of her husband, with decorations including a ship in a bottle and a lighthouse lamp.
The young couple are in town as tourists. Their love of history led them to the bed and breakfast and the museum below. And they couldn't have gotten there without their antique car!
Update: I wanted to ground the building in real architecture, and I found out that what had originally inspired this building is known as Edwardian style. This style was most common in Britain and its territories in the first two decades of the twentieth century. I updated the facade of the building, leading to something that is certainly sounder structurally and hopefully looks more Edwardian. The interior and furnishings, particularly in the bed and breakfast, have also been changed to better reflect the style of the early twentieth century.
The model stands just over 13 inches tall and contains precisely 3000 elements, including 12 new printed elements.