Brooks Historical Society

3995 Brooklake Road
PO Box 9265
Brooks, OR 97305
Phone (503) 390-0698 (message)

Mission Statement:

Brooks Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. The objective of the Brooks Historical Society and Depot Museum is to educate and stimulate an interest in and knowledge of the history of Brooks, Oregon, and the surrounding areas.

Short History:

Founded in 1986, the Society began exhibiting local historical artifacts at Steam-Up that same year. In 1989 they moved the 1900 Southern Pacific Brooks Depot building onto the grounds of Antique Powerland. Needed restoration work preserved the ambiance of the Agent�s  Office and the Freight Room. These rooms now house a permanent collection of railroad, transportation, agriculture and domestic artifacts as well as local genealogy.

The Brooks Historical Society meets at the Brooks Depot Museum, located at Antique Powerland on  the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.


 From I-5 take Exit 263-go west approximately 1/4 mile to Antique Powerland, 3995 Brooklake Road, Brooks, OR97303.

Map to Antique Powerland,

Map of the grounds of Antique Powerland

Adult $15.00     Student $5.00 (Elementary and High School)   Business $35.00

Research Fees:
$30.00 per hour, 50 cents copies, Shipping fees apply.

Pres: Louis Sowa
Vice Pres: Dan Groah
Secretary: Vicki Cunningham
Correspondence Secretary: Marilyn Barner
Treasurer: Dorene Standish

Board Members:
Bob Brown
Leah Duda
June Gibson
Frank Cunningham

Contact Persons:
Dorene Standish (503) 393-2053
Vicki Cunningham (503)-390-6697
Louis Sowa (503) 320-0440

About Antique Powerland
Antique Powerland , established 1970, is a 63 acre heritage site with 15 member museums just � mile west of I-5 at Exit 263. It was originally established by a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation,
restoration and operation of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements. Today, it encompasses an impressive collection of museums dedicated to preserving Oregon�s rich
agricultural heritage. Visit