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Review of Linn County Museum

Linn County Museum
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

There is so much to see and learn at the Linn County Museum including train cars, history of the local area and the city of Brownsville. Brownsville is one of the earliest settlement. The day I visited the museum and Brownsville there was a kiddie parade, a picnic, and a quilt show. The tour of the Moyer House was informative and beautifully decorated in the era it was built.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a wonderful museum to take the family for a days outing. A wide array of artifacts and local Oregon history. The employees or volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. I don't remember if they charged to get in but if they did it was a small amount. This is a great place to visit and then go out for a nice lunch or visit. Brownsville has several very nice local restaurants and the people at the museum are happy to make suggestions. I wish I could remember the restaurant they recommended it was great. They made their own homemade bread. The museum also has a nice selection of books. A really nice find on a day we were just looking for something to do. Brownsville is a very small town that has done a good job of creating and maintaining a great small town atmosphere. Thumbs up.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This small gem is full of interesting and varied items. I love the scenes that are realistically set: the store, the hair dresser, the doctors office, Many of these were local businesses. The little movie theater in the old train car is delightful. If you are doing local family history, there is much material available to help out. Very well worth a visit.

1  Thank I9185HOrobertb
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Otherwise know as the Brownsville Museum, it's on a side street off the main street, and situated inside the old railroad depot (moved from its original location) and some railroad cars. It's crammed full of history from the time off the wagon trains and after, and has an original wagon that crossed the USA. There's also mocked up shops and business displays and lots of other local artifacts.

The place is staffed by volunteers who are very friendly and helpful and have a good knowledge about the town and its history.

Overall this place is well worth the trip to learn something about local and national history. Children will enjoy it as there is some hands-on stuff.

Outside, the town is also worth walking round, with a great antiques shop on the main street.

1  Thank MK13AL
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

On many occasion traveling I-5, we've seen signs for the Brownsville Pioneer Museum aka Linn County Museum, and on this trip we finally decided to check it out with our pre-teen grandson. Are we glad we did! This isn't too far off the highway, and presents a loving tribute to the pioneers of Linn County within the old train station and a couple of railway cars. We couldn't believe that there was no admission fee, as it would have been well worth it (they do accept donations). So many wonderful displays have been assembled over time, including one of the few authentic covered wagons (this one made by Studebaker) still in existence, since many were chopped up for the wood once the travelers reached their destinations. A visitor then travels through time in this space, with recreations of various businesses and rooms with authentic furniture, costumes and artifacts, including a 1940s beauty parlor, an earlier dentist's office, doctor's office, post office, bank, Art Deco movie theater, etc. There is a small alcove with Indian Artifacts. One wall displays photos of early Linn County residents. They also have a very unusual collection of Victorian hair art. What a blast from the past, and our volunteer guide was so friendly and informative.

Thank Leebot
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