ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Museum moved from its
original location at Trolley Park in Glenwood, Oregon to Brooks Oregon
in 1996. The new museum has been expanding ever since. The new museum
had to be built from scratch. Since 1996 we have built over a mile of
track with overhead wire and yard leads, a carbarn with 4 tracks, and a
Currently the museum is
finishing a magnificant Interpretive Center. The Building is based on
plans of a Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. It is a two story station
with a single level attached freight house. For the museum, the
downstairs will serve as our library, ticket counter and gift shop. The
freight house will eventually contain interpretive exhibits about the
history of Electric Railways and streetcars, particularly in Oregon. The
upstairs will serive as a private quarters for a museum caretaker. This is an exciting time for the museum. Details are on the
OERM News Page. Regular
Trolley operation occurs on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Every year during the last
weekend in July, first weekend in August, Powerland has the Great
This is a large show that often attracts 10,000 people
per weekend. There are tractor pulls, Steam tractor
parades, log mill operations, threshing and haying
demonstrations, miniature railroad rides, and streetcar
rides giving by the Museum.
To learn more about
Powerland or the museum contact
Kavanagh, he is the OERHS Webmaster and
would be happy to help.
Stay tuned to this page,
for as the museum grows, so will this page!
We need more help, both
physical and financial for building the new museum. The
society has received many grants and donations over the past years, which has helped tremendously, but as usual, more
help is required. Please consider joining and or donating
to the OERHS
There is a Membership/ Donation form On-Line. Please print it out and send it
Are you interested in
working on streetcars or building a right of way? Then you
have come to the right place. Come join our track crews
or restoration artists. Work parties are at Brooks nearly
every Saturday rain or shine (in Oregon that means rain) from about
10:00am to dusk. For more information on this contact
Bonn, Museum Director. He would be delighted to hear from you.
The location of the museum
is Brooks, Oregon. This is just west of the I-5 freeway
exit for Brooks.
Click here for directions. It is located on the grounds of
the Antique Powerland Museum.
For further info on Powerland and it other
member museums follow the link to
Portland Regional Information
information on things to do in the Portland/Salem Metro area see: