Welcome to the Antique Village
As part of its ongoing resolve to preserve our American heritage, the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association, with the support of the U.P. State Fair Authority, has developed Antique Village.
Evoking the feel of a by-gone era, Antique Village is an interactive learning experience and offers almost two full acres of attractions.
You’ll find a variety of shops and working displays that offer insight into the past, with an emphasis on regional history. Local artisans demonstrate traditional handicrafts and many of these items are available for purchase.
We hope that you enjoy your visit with us today. If you have any questions about something you see in the Village, please ask. Staff members and vendors are happy to talk with you.
What was life like 100 years ago?
- In 1913 the average life expectancy was 52.64 years. The average annual income was $800.
- The most popular baby names for boys were John, William, James, Robert and Joseph. The most popular baby names for girls were Mary, Helen, Dorothy, Margaret and Ruth
- The top-grossing film Traffic in Soles brought in $413,000.
- The all-purpose zipper was patented, stainless steel was invented, Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, women marched for voting rights and the fist crossword puzzle was published.
- Top songs were When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Chauncy Olcott, Peg ‘o My Heart by Charles Harrison and The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life by Al Jolson.
- Popular stores were Woolworth’s, Montgomery Ward, and J. C. Penny.
- The most power companies were General Electric, Westinghouse, the Hudson Motor Company, Dutch Boy Paint and Campbell’s Soup.
The Antique Village Map (click here to download Village Visitors Guide in Adobe PDF)