A new temporary exhibit called "Fire! A Glimpse of Fire History in Miniature" opens at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. This exhibit features miniatures that represent equipment used to fight fires. The exhibit is expected to remain on display through November 2, 2014. It is free with paid or member admission to the museum.
The "Fire! A Glimpse of Fire History in Miniature" features miniatures of various firefighting equipment created by former firemen John A. Ackerman and Tom Showers. The exhibit also features a 1:32 scale replica of the Chicago Water Tower, which was one of the buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This miniature was created by Tucson artist Tom Bulow.
About the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures: The Mini Time Machine Museum has a variety of miniature displays including a fairy Enchanted Forest themed area. The museum regularly has events for kids on Saturdays that include making miniature crafts. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The first Thursdays of the month the museum is open until 8 p.m.