It's been some time since a train stopped in Brookfield.
This one arrives Sunday, October 7, at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn. For railroad affectionados, the train is a G-scale model and it will wind its way across the length of historic inn's ballroom, courtesy of the Wisconsin Garden Railroad Society.
It's all part of the Elmbrook Historical Society's "Days Gone By". This fun-filled day for families lets us reflect on the.lives of our parents and grandparents..
The Dousman Stagecoach Inn is on the National Register of Historic Place. The 1843 Greek Revival Inn once stood where North Shore Bank is now located on Bluemound . The Society saved the home from road widening in 1980 and moved to its current site. The Inn has been fully restored to its stagecoach days when a wood plank road extended from Milwaukee to Watertown and when weary travelers stayed overnight.
The day's events include self-guided tours of the Inn. Be sure to visit every room and enjoy the "Children's Antique Toy" exhibit, the old Brookfield photographs and the model train in the ballroom. There's more...
There will be a chance to attend a one-room school (with a School Marm), to learn how early settlers got ready for winter, to see an ice house and visit other outbuildings. There will be banjo music, hands-on crafts for children, games and a raffle for a handmade star-pattern quilt. Food, antiques & collectibles and pumpkins (from Simon's) will be available. Kids of all ages should bring a stuffed animal for the "Stuffed Animal Race."
"Days Gone By" - October 7 - 10 am to 4 pm at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway (between Bluemound & Gebhardt Rds). Park on site. Adults $5, Children $3 (5 or older).
Call 262 782 4057 for more information or check www.ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org.