What does Queen Elizabeth and Wheeling Decorating (also known as Wheeling Gold China) have in common? Queen Elizabeth came state side in the early 1950’s to downtown New York City. She told the secret service MI-5 she wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. She, being a woman, was more interested in shopping. What did she buy? Beer steins to be made by Wheeling Decorating. Still more interesting is how she goes out to the Statue. Thanks to the B&O Railroad, she traveled in one of their tugboats.
Come to the museum and see for yourself both the beer steins and a model made by Lionel of the tugboat.