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 […]

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 […]

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- […]

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- […]

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 […]

$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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

$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 […]

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 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.

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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