Coming Events

Exciting happenings at the museum!

Saturday, June 30, 7:00 pm

The Box Car Theatre,

“Happy Feet”

Emperor Penguins are born to sing, except young Mumble who was born to dance…TAP dance! He is banished to the wilds and embarks on an epic adventure that ultimately proves that by being true to yourself you can make all the difference in the world!

Doors open 6:45, Running time: 108 minutes, color, 2006

Tickets available at the museum or at the door, suggested donation $2.00

Saturday, July 28, 7:00 pm

The Box Car Theatre,

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “State Fair”

The annual state fair brings wonderful opportunities and even a chance at love for one needy family in this delightful musical which won an academy award for Best Song for “It Might as Well be Spring”.

Doors open 6:45, Running time: 100 minutes, color, 1945

Tickets available at the museum or at the door, suggested donation $2.00


Monday, July 23, 2018, noon till 7:00 PM

Stand By Me Day

Join us for our annual celebration of this iconic coming of age tale filmed in Brownsville.  We will have activities between noon and 7:00 PM, including walking tours, movie viewing, 50’s car Cruise In,  live music, a 50’s Costume Contest, Blueberry pie and ice cream, delicious food, 50’s games  and of course, souvenir sales.  It’s a small town celebration from days gone by, we’d love to have you join us!


August 25

Hands on History

Watch for more info as we secure all our activities for this new offering.  This will be  an opportunity for kids of all ages to experience the things that made up life in the Pioneer Days. We will have Ox cart rides, handspinning, Native American Basket making, old time music and dancing, Blacksmithing, storytelling and more.  Mark your calendar and watch here and our Facebook page for more details.

Plan Your Trip

Linn County Parks offers family-friendly well-maintained parks, fishing, boating, camping, museums, and historic sites.

Find a Park

Hiking trails, waterfalls, covered bridges, and swimming areas are among the points of interest at our 30 parks.

Places to Camp

Spend a weekend in the heart of the Willamette valley at one of more than 400 campsites.