Oregon Vintage Machinery Museum
The Oregon Two Cylinder Club O2CC was organized in 1987, after thirty-five John Deere collectors were contacted to display at the Great Oregon Steam-Up at Western Antique PowerLand west of Brooks, Oregon this display helped celebrate John Deere's 150th year and gave a great opportunity to talk tractor collecting, farming and other common interest. With the continued interest in antique tractors and equipment, the Club has continued to display every year at Antique PowerLand and other shows. Over the years the club has grown, to over 200 members with the interest of preserving John Deere tractors and equipment and in teaching others the role that John Deere played in revolutionizing agriculture. With this in mind the Club formed the Oregon John Deere Museum Foundation OJDMF, a tax-exempt organization, for the purpose of raising funds to build and operate a John Deere Museum at Antique Powerland. The museum will house tractors, equipment, memorabilia, collectables, tools, toys, and pictures. It will have a meeting room and a library so that we can instruct the public about the history of the John Deere tractors and equipment. The club has been given a collection of some of these items to get the museum started. The Museum Foundation has been holding various fund raising activities to build a museum building. Ground breaking was in September of 2009. The building was completed in the spring of 2013 and we celebrated Grand Opening July 27 2013. We merged O2CC and OJMF in 2013 and recently adopted our new name Oregon Vintage Machinery Museum OVMM to not infringe on others copyrights. To further educational opportunities, we give a $500 college scholarship each year to an Oregon graduating senior or graduating seniors of OVMM members in good standing, who enrolls in agriculture or a related field of study.
The Club meets bi-monthly at various places of interest; see the calendar page for location and dates. We send out a bi-monthly newsletter to all members. The newsletter contains reports from club officers and the board of directors, committees, member stories, tech tips, for sale and want ads, and the time and locations of the next meetings. We also hold an annual auction to help raise funds for the museum. Contact any officer or board member for more information about the club and how to join.
If you are interested in joining the organization the dues are due Aug 1st each year
$30.00 per year, prorated for 1st year, for new members only.
for a membership and renewal form, print it and then fill it
out and mail to the address located on the form with your check.