a trip back in time and experience old world
England as historic downtown
Ohio, is charmingly transformed
Village. Visitors are
invited to stroll amidst
scenes of 180 lifelike figures
lifelike figures representing
classic scenes from Victorian society. This innovative public art exhibition can
be enjoyed by families, couples, and groups alike - an experience that will
engage the senses as you explore the charming streetscape, striking historic
architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of
The Dickens scenes are stationed
Wheeling Avenue at each
antique lamppost and bench between 6th and 11th Streets. Wheeling Avenue is also
the historic National Road/Route 40 and features an outstanding streetscape of
original buildings from the 1800s.
Village vignettes are
comprised of life-sized and hand-made mannequins wearing real vintage clothing.
The faces for each character are individually sculpted and painted by local
artists. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes
and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of
carolers, a bucket brigade, lamplighters,
school children, street peddlers, and Father Christmas, all posed in active
scenes that appear frozen in time.