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Powerland Heritage Park is Open - Wed. thru Sun.

Name Change for Antique Powerland

By unanimous vote of the Board of Governors, and later by the Board of Directors for Antique Powerland, the Antique Powerland Site is now doing business as Powerland Heritage Park, “Home of the Great Oregon Steam-Up.”

Why the name change? The APMA board consultant, Don Evans, recommended it as a result of prior research of his own on various names for heritage museums.

1) The Powerland Heritage Park name is more inclusive of all museums and organizations on the site. It gives more of a heritage context to the history of power.

2) The Powerland Heritage Park name more aptly describes our park-like campus, and it is less likely confused with a commercial antique mall.

3) This provides a marketing opportunity to re-launch our site and all of our museums in the public eye and to increase foot-traffic at events.

What about the APMA name? The organization and official name will still be Antique Powerland Museum Association (APMA). Only the name of the grounds has changed. The land under Powerland Heritage Park is owned by Western Antique Power, Inc. and it is managed by APMA.                       

Wednesday Workdays Are Back

Wednesday Workdays are back in session. You'll want to join us every Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm as we get Powerland Heritage Park ready for Steam-Up 2017. We welcome one and all, work all day or work part of a day. Meet in front of the Office to get work assignments. For coffee and lunch; we will gather on the west side of the campus in the concession booth south of the Country Store.

Exhibitor Packets Available for Steam-Up

If you are an exhibitor at Steam-Up, you should have received your registration packet in the mail recently.  Please complete the form and return making sure that the writing is easily read.  If you have not exhibited in the past year and would like to do so at the 2017 Show please contact Sheila in the office at 503-393-2424.

Interior Construction Continues on the Truck Museum’s New Learning Center

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The Pacific Northwest Truck Museum’s new Learning Center is nearing completion and an opening date will be announced soon.

See What’s New at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum

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A trolley built in Milan, Italy in 1931 recently arrived at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum.

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This electric locomotive was built for the Oregon Electric Railway in 1912. In 1946, it was sold and moved to Canada where it was in operation for nearly 70 years. It returned to Oregon and is now at Powerland Heritage Park.

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