What is Antique Powerland?
It’s where history comes to life.
Antique Powerland, which opened in 1970, was originally established by a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery, and implements. Today, it encompasses an impressive collection of museums dedicated to preserving Oregon’s rich agricultural heritage.
Each of Antique Powerland’s impressive, unique museums is operated by an independent partner and maintained by volunteers. These museum partners raise their own funds to build their museums and sustain their operations.
WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS
Antique Powerland Museum (APMA) is unique in the fact that the entire facility is operated and maintained by loyal, dedicated volunteers. Mowing, pruning, plowing, planting, repairing, painting, planning and building is not contracted out, with a few exceptions. Each of the museums at Powerland is an independent partner.
We want the public to be able to appreciate the heritage of early day machines and better understand the history of technology upon which modern machines, vehicles, and farm equipment are based.
The mission of the Antique Powerland Museum Association is to educate the public about the history and operation of machines and the role they played in modern technology and the quality of life.
APMA DOES THIS BY…
- Maintaining, improving and managing Antique Powerland as both an operating museum and an exposition site.
- Providing land and infrastructure for museum partners that collect, restore, display, interpret and operate historic machines, engines, vehicles and farm equipment.
- Sponsoring major expositions where the public can observe the operation and use of historic machines and vehicles.
- Facilitating the storage and display of the antique tractors and related equipment in cooperation with on-site organizations.
- Developing and encouraging quality interpretation and educational programs.
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Click here to see a map of Steam Up 2016!