Let’s Talk Trolleys!

The OERHS is trying something new. As you know we have had to delay our Trolley Museum and Willamette Shore Trolley opening this year due to COVID19 restrictions. But we love our trolleys and our passengers. So why not connect the two via the virtual world!

Richard Thompson, a Portland Trolley history expert, and Mark Kavanagh, the Secretary of the OERHS are teaming up to give Zoom presentations about Oregon’s streetcar past, and a bit of history of our international collection of streetcars at the museum.

The classes and times are listed below. You must pre-register to receive the Zoom meeting link. The classes are free, but we would appreciate any donations ($10 is suggested) as our normal revenue stream from trolley fares is delayed.

 

Learn about streetcars and Interurbans from Portland, Salem, and beyond.

Learn about our international collection of trolleys at the museum. 

Upcoming Event Schedule

Wed. June 3rd

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Richard Thompson

Portland’s Streetcar Lines

Portland had a large trolley (streetcar) network that developed many of the neighborhoods Portlanders call home. Learn about these streetcar lines and their neighborhoods. You may live near one of them and the tracks are under your street.

Sat. June 6

11:00 am-Noon

Mark Kavanagh

Salem’s Streetcar History

Oregon’s Capitol City had the second-largest streetcar network in Oregon. A US president even worked not he system. You could also board an Oregon Electric Interurban to get to Portland. Learn more about it through photos and stories.

Wed. June 10th

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Mark Kavanagh

Salem’s Streetcar History

Oregon’s Capitol City had the second-largest streetcar network in Oregon. A US president even worked not he system. You could also board an Oregon Electric Interurban to get to Portland. Learn more about it through photos and stories.

Sat . June 13th

11:00 am-Noon

Richard Thompson

Portland’s Streetcar Lines

Portland had a large trolley (streetcar) network that developed many of the neighborhoods Portlanders call home. Learn about these streetcar lines and their neighborhoods. You may live near one of them and the tracks are under your street.

TBD

 Future Programs

Ideas for future programs

Oregon’s Interurbans: Portland Traction, Oregon Electric, Red Electric (3-part series)

Lost Oregon’s Trolleys

More Portland Streetcar History

History of our Museum’s international trolley collection

A history on Portland’s modern Max and Streetcar

Any thoughts and ideas, please submit them to mark@oerhs.org