Linn County Historical Museum
Backstory and Context
The Linn County Museum was established in 1962, a joint effort of the Linn County Historical Society and the City of Brownsville. In the early 1980s, the museum expanded with the acquisition of the historic depot and six rail cars. The museum features an expansive exhibit about the pioneers that arrived via the Oregon Trail, including a restored covered wagon, one of only three of its type remaining. Visitors can also tour the historic Moyer House, built in 1881 for John and Elizabeth Moyer. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features artwork and artifacts throughout the Italianate Villa Style mansion. The Moyer House was donated to the Linn County Historical society in 1962 from the Hill family foundation.