Also, while looking at various models, people kept staring at me and business men walking by usually almost ran into me so I'm guessing this is not normally a tourist spot.
In any case, it was exactly my kind of exhibit - ships, trains, planes and automobiles.
Here's a few things I learned:
Bicycle infantries - it's a real thing.
Ship wheels are fairly recent inventions (circa 1700) (I should have known this)
Sperry invented the gyroscope. (Well, he was the American to do so. Apparently a German patented one first)
Pullman porters created their own union called the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. I had heard of Pullman cars and Pullman porters but I didn't realize the power struggle between them. Kind of interesting actually.
Can you recognize these airplanes? (I couldn't)
I should not be surprised that Monticello made an appearance
This map is hard to see but it shows Jacksonville, IL
Landing gear for an airplane.