Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Second Floor
The largest museum display in New England!
Toy Soldiers: History in Miniature features thousands of toy soldiers and military miniatures arranged in 20 dioramas of historical scenes from Ancient Egypt to Feudal Japan to World War II. Among the vignettes is a battle on snowshoes during the French and Indian Wars, a scene of Caribbean Pirates defending their encampment, the battle of the Alamo, the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach, and other historical events from around the world. Also included are a number of flags and a dress uniform from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The exhibit is presented by the members of the Connecticut Valley Miniature Figure Collectors Club, who have painstakingly arranged the realistic scenes with custom painted and rare figures.