Snow Village, Department 56, 1980s

The Snow Village under glass in the museum’s Enchanted Realm is a collection of Department 56 lighted buildings and accessories collected by Pat Arnell in the 1980s. These porcelain miniature houses are thoughtfully created using hand craftsmanship and artistry. It takes over sixty steps to create each individual building. Exhibit designer Mike Spiewak was inspired to create this installation for the Mini Time Machine Museum by a similar miniature display he encountered in a cathedral in Europe.