Event Series Trolleyology

Trolleyology: Beaver Valley Traction

The first horsecars of the Beaver Valley Street Railway Company began running on July 4, 1885. Electric streetcar service started on December 5, 1891. Eventually, a number of companies would be created and merged into the Beaver Valley Traction Company which connected Morado Park, Beaver Falls, Beaver, Rochester, Freedom and Aliquippa, ending at the Edgeworth Borough line. The Philadelphia Company, which also owned Pittsburgh Railways, purchased the BVT and unsuccessfully attempted to link the two properties after being stymied by Sewickley and Edgeworth Boroughs. After it was turned loose on its own, the line experienced ever worsening circumstances. The last car ran on August 10, 1937. This program will show the rise and fall of the streetcar in Beaver County from 1885 to 1937.

Free
Event Series New Operator Training

New Operator Training

West Campus- Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA, United States

Bring the past to life- operate historic streetcars! This February, you're invited to participate in our New Operator Training.  This hands-on course will teach you how to operate our trolleys and start your process to qualify as a museum operator. As a PTM operator, you'll have the opportunity to make sure each visitor has an […]

Leap Day Soirée

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - New Address 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

LEAP on over to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and celebrate a day that only happens once every four years! Enjoy a wine and appetizer pairing menu from Atria's, participate in fun leap day-themed activities, take a ride on a historic streetcar, and enjoy the Museum's numerous exhibits and displays. Event is for adults 21+ and […]

Event Series New Volunteer Events

Museum Guide Training

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Make the Trolley Era come alive! During their visits to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, guests have the chance to travel back in time to the wonders of the Trolley Era- when the bright lights and clanging bells of the trolleys filled the streets of America.  This experience would not be possible without our Museum Guides, […]

Event Series New Volunteer Events

Museum Guide Training

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Make the Trolley Era come alive! During their visits to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, guests have the chance to travel back in time to the wonders of the Trolley Era- when the bright lights and clanging bells of the trolleys filled the streets of America.  This experience would not be possible without our Museum Guides, […]

Engineers In The Making!

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in 1st – 5th grade. We will be meeting all requirements for the following badges: Webelos Engineering Girl Scout Brownie Race Car Design Challenge Girl Scout Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge Scouts participating in this workshop will study real-life engineers, use the Engineer Design Process, design blueprints, then […]

$20.00
Event Series Bunny Trolley

Bunny Trolley

Hop on over to the Museum as we bring back one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on March 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits, and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. This event is […]

Event Series Bunny Trolley

Bunny Trolley

Hop on over to the Museum as we bring back one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on March 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits, and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. This event is […]

Event Series Bunny Trolley

Bunny Trolley

Hop on over to the Museum as we bring back one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on March 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits, and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. This event is […]

Event Series Bunny Trolley

Bunny Trolley

Hop on over to the Museum as we bring back one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on March 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits, and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. This event is […]

Event Series Bunny Trolley

Bunny Trolley

Hop on over to the Museum as we bring back one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on March 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30. Ongoing activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits, and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. This event is […]

BSA Collections

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Collections merit badge. Due to the nature of this badge, it is encouraged for Scouts to complete as much of the workbook and requirements ahead of time as possible. Scouts will be […]

$20.00

BSA Railroading

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Railroading merit badge. We will be covering ALL requirements for this merit badge! While there are no pre-requisites, we strongly encourage participating Scouts to review the Railroading Merit Badge Requirements and workbook prior […]

$20.00

Personal Management & Financial Literacy

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Financial Literacy Merit Badge. It is strongly recommended that participants be in at least 9th grade before taking this workshop. This workshop is designed to help Scouts requirements for the following badges: BSA […]

$35.00

The STEAM Station

Dive into all five areas of STEAM with interactive activities, demos, and experiments at stations spread throughout the whole museum! This first-ever of its kind event is geared towards students and their families. It is a family-friendly event designed to engage students in all five areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each […]

Event Series West Penn Trolley Meet

West Penn Trolley Meet

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - New Address 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Held for the first time in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's new Welcome and Education Center, the West Penn Trolley Meet is back for another year! The West Penn Trolley Meet is a meet-up for trolley/traction fans and model enthusiasts that happens every other year.

Event Series West Penn Trolley Meet

West Penn Trolley Meet

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - New Address 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Held for the first time in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's new Welcome and Education Center, the West Penn Trolley Meet is back for another year! The West Penn Trolley Meet is a meet-up for trolley/traction fans and model enthusiasts that happens every other year.

Event Series Anything on Wheels

Anything on Wheels

“Anything on Wheels” is back - at our new campus at 1 Electric Way for the first time! Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10am to 4pm, come see dozens of vehicles including antique and classic cars, special use trucks, construction vehicles, and even some vintage boats on trailers. You can also ride […]

Event Series West Penn Trolley Meet

West Penn Trolley Meet

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - New Address 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Held for the first time in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's new Welcome and Education Center, the West Penn Trolley Meet is back for another year! The West Penn Trolley Meet is a meet-up for trolley/traction fans and model enthusiasts that happens every other year.

Event Series Anything on Wheels

Anything on Wheels

“Anything on Wheels” is back - at our new campus at 1 Electric Way for the first time! Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10am to 4pm, come see dozens of vehicles including antique and classic cars, special use trucks, construction vehicles, and even some vintage boats on trailers. You can also ride […]

LEGO® Camp

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Join us for a week of LEGO® themed building challenges, artistic creations, and fun! Learn about the world of engineering while building models and testing simple machines. Create a brick self-portrait, then try painting with LEGO® bricks! Investigate different modes of transportation, then plan and design a brick town and trolley park with the help […]

LEGO® Engineering Camp

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

Join us for a week of LEGO® themed engineering challenges! Explore the world of engineering and the forces of physics, then compete to build the tallest towers and longest bridges. Design a paper airplane launcher, construct a working claw, and race rubber band-powered cars and wind-powered boats. Finish the week off by constructing a giant […]

Way Back When Camp

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

**NEW Camp!** Take a captivating journey into the past and discover what life was like in the 1800s and early 1900s! Spend the week immersed in the traditions of old, from playing timeless children’s games to creating vintage toys. Investigate historic foods and recipes, then explore the groundbreaking inventions and technology, like the steam engine […]

STEAM Camp

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

It’s full STEAM ahead in a camp dedicated to all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Design, build, and test the tallest towers, longest bridges, and strongest structures. Explore the history of transportation from trolleys and trains to boats, cars, and planes. Construct working circuits out of playdough, investigate invisible forces, and shrink a […]

Extreme STEAM Camp

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA, United States

**New Camp!* Unleash your inner innovator! Discover how science, history, and technology come together as we explore the past and plan for the future! Design and build electrifying inventions for a new “Smart Streetcar” using Makey Makey technology and then whip up a fresh batch of conductive playdough. Dive into computer programming with Sphero Robotics to drive through obstacle […]

A Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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