In the sleepy community of Moodus, Connecticut, an idyllic 19th Century village lies deserted.  

In the mid-20th Century, Raymond and Carole Schmitt, Victorian-era collectors, transformed  the industrial mill area of Johnsonville into a 100-acre outdoor museum. 

For decades the public enjoyed Christmas displays, weddings, demonstrations and performances at 'Johnsonville Village'  Today the museum is a ruin, closed for over 15 years.

Do You Remember Johnsonville?

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