October 13, 2019

Vintage Village Views

There's a country road north of Strasburg where I happened to spot this interesting place in early 2015.  It's a miniature village built on private property.  I don't go down that road very often and this summer I noticed that a chapel had been added. I was curious but did not find anything about it on the internet.

Well, on Friday I was looking at event listings and read that there was going to be an open house on Saturday at the "Vintage Village of Millersville" on Oranda road, Strasburg. Oh, that's it! So we went.

The chapel is furnished with pews, a wood stove, and some antiques. Other buildings also have antiques plus unique pieces that the owner crafted from found items.

The gas pump shows a price of 27 cents a gallon. I remember that price from my childhood. Seems like that price didn't change for years.

The owner is a collector and apparently an inventor.  He and his family created the assemblage of buildings to hold his collections. Once a year he holds an open house so that the community can enjoy his village!

There was quite an array of things to see. Our hosts had even arranged a cookout and music for their guests to enjoy!

Our host gave a tour. The variety and cleverness here is almost overwhelming. 

And here's Oranda Road. It skirts the limestone quarries and goes out in the country.
Sharing with The Barn Collective and InSpired Sunday.


  1. ...Linda, what a find, it pays to drive down backroads! Thanks for sharing all of this eye candy.

  2. What a fun and interesting place to visit. Looks like there is a lot to see there.

  3. Oh what fun...and I can see the owner is pretty proud of his creations!

  4. How fun ! It would feel like a perfect visit to a childhood dream. The owner is certainly talented and dedicated! I’d love to visit in person, and your tour is the next best thing.

  5. That is very cool. I don’t understand people like this who build and operate such things but I am glad they do because it sure makes life a little more interesting for the rest of us.

  6. Superb series of photos and I love the church

  7. This was fun, you share the neatest places Linda. Thank you!

  8. What a place! I adore the buildings and that the owner has an open house.

  9. What a fabulous find, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan


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