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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.

Branch 15 Swap Meet - June 23-25, 2017

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Car & Motorcycle Rendezvous - June 24, 2017

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Truck Museum’s New Learning Center Now Open

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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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On Monday, August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse in a band across Oregon that includes Powerland Heritage Park (the last eclipse near here was in 1979). Over a million people are predicted to come to witness this event.  These visitors need places to stay so providing lodging has become a booming business in the Salem area.  State campgrounds, the State fairgrounds, farm fields and many other areas have opened themselves up for camping and are charging premium rates.  Most other venues are already sold-out.  Powerland Heritage Park has lots of room for dry camping and offers a unique location for people to stay. 

The event will involve setting up around 500 temporary dry campsites for a four-day (August 18-21) weekend. Campers will arrive on Friday and leave on Monday.  The other museums will be open to keep the campers entertained while they are waiting for the eclipse. The Hopmere Station will serve as eclipse information center. The trolley will operate as the main transportation service on the grounds.

Make your reservations now at: oregontrolley.com/eclipse

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