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On Saturday, June 17, 2017 our Brooks Historical Society Celebration will be

“Brooks Then and Now”

from 10 am to 3 pm at the Brooks Depot Museum. Gates open at 9 am and entrance is free to attendees.

 There will be short presentations by BHS members and community members on an overview of Brooks history, Linus Brooks, businesses, churches, Post Offices, schools and life in Brooks.

 Join us for a Potluck lunch at noon, with cake, hot and cold drinks, and dinnerware furnished by BHS.  The French Canadian fiddle group Métis will entertain during lunch and breaks.

Browse our source materials, bring your own pictures and memorabilia, buy books, listen to old time music. The public is welcome


Dezotell Museum Features “Then and Now” Exhibits

This season, Brooks Historical Society provides exhibits in the Dezotell Museum on crops and home life “then and now.” These exhibits will be up during the summer season, through September. So, if you miss our “Brooks Then and Now” celebration, you can have a taste of it from a tour of these exhibits.

Farm House Museum Opening

Members of Brooks Historical Society, particularly Dorene Standish, have helped finish and furnish the Farm House Museum near the entrance to Powerland Heritage Park.
Two rooms, a kitchen and a parlor, are available to view, furnished in the style of an early 20th century farmhouse. Be sure to visit for a view of home life during the time when steam engines were in their prime.

Great Oregon Steam-Up

Join us for the annual Steam-Up at Antique Powerland, the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August. Again this year, Brooks Historical will be selling over 1000 used books, and selling breakfast, lunch drinks and snacks in our food tent.

 Children are invited to play the Passport Game during Steam-Up, or ask us about our BHS Alphabet Game, which is always available.