The 30-room mansion was the family farmhouse of the Galloway estate for three generations. Purchased from Salim Newton as a simple but decorative house, the Galloways built ornate additions to turn the house into a showplace of gracious living and entertaining. The hand-carved woodwork, etched glass, and hand-stenciled ceilings are a few of the attributes of the lifestyle of a bygone era. The mansion is surrounded by nearly 30 historic buildings such as a church, grist mill, town hall, print shop, and one-room school. Each building is filled with articles from every day life that built Wisconsin as a state. The Blakely Museum is filled with historical collections on local, national and international levels. It includes one of the largest collections of Native American artifacts in the nation. Military collections range from the Civil War’s General Bragg, to World War I trench art, to recent history. Displays are arranged in chronological order from past to present day. The CCC Barracks Museum, with the first CCC statue erected in the state of Wisconsin, showcases the depression era New Deal program. The Thornton Library is also on site for genealogy and historic research, but is separate from the tour.