Permanent Exhibits

Downtown Plano Model Train


Come see what Downtown Plano looked like 100 years ago. Our 1920s O-Scale model of Downtown Plano has two train cars that circle the city.

The History of the Texas Electric Railway


Our main exhibit hall features panels telling the story of the Texas Electric Railway system, plus tons of interactive exhibits for both adults and children to play with!

Interactive Electricity Room


Our interactive electricity room has activities for all ages that demonstrates scientific concepts such as magnetism, electrical generators, battery circuits, and high voltage visualizations.

Temporary Exhibits

Home Runs & Heartaches


An Extraordinary Era: Baseball and Trains Roll into Town

Growing Plains


Plano's Journey From Prairies to Prosperity

Mayhem on the Interurban


Accidents, danger, collisions, crime, & peril on the tracks!


Holidays on the Texas Electric Railway


Installed every Christmas, this mini-exhibit shows how the Texas Electric Railway company, its drivers, and its passengers celebrated the holidays.

Interurban Stories


During the Spring and Summer seasons we often feature panels from our larger temporary exhibits that are in storage.

Currently on Display

2 panels from Home Runs & Heartaches

Touring Exhibits

All of our temporary exhibits and mini-exhibits are available for loan to fellow Texas museums, libraries, and community centers. If you're interested in displaying an exhibit at your location, please contact us at