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Grand Opening at the Dole Center

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on September 28, 2019 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Free! Grand Opening Festivities Friday, October 11 

6pm to 9 pm

255 Augusta Blvd, Oak Park

• Building tours and refreshments

• Program demonstrations—see our new art studios

• Meet the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers and see the train club in action

The Park District of Oak Park purchased Dole Center from the Village of Oak Park in June 2019 and joined resources with the Senior Citizen Center of Oak Park River Forest (SSCOPRF) to offer such new programs as creative writing, ceramics, jewelry making, weaving, and art history starting this fall. These programs are available for all ages, from children to seniors. The Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library remains in Dole Center.

OPSME will be running trains as part o this celebration. Come on down to the Lower Level for an HO gauge trip from Chicago to Iowa and back!


2019 Fall Open House

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on August 6, 2019 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us on Saturday, November 2 beginning at 12:01 pm for our fun, free, fantastic model railroad open house. Watch trains run on the Oak River Railroad between Chicago and the Mississippi River. There's even a layout that kids of any age can operate! Door prizes, too.


OPSME at Day in Our Village

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on June 3, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, June 2 the Oak Park Model Railroad Club participated in Day in Our Village, a celebration of all things Oak Park. We were in Mills Park among many Park District attractions. Thanks to the more than 100 families who stopped by to visit. We hope to see you down at our club room in the Dole Learning Center, 255 Augusta Boulevard in Oak Park. Check our https://www.opsme.org/club-calendar" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">calendar for dates we are sure to be open.


Thank You for Visiting

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on May 6, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We were glad you came to our May Open House. It is always nice to see so many old friends and new faces, and so many young people interested in our hobby. Our next event is during Oak Park's Day in Our Village, Sunday June 2. https://www.oak-park.us/our-community/special-events/day-our-village" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.oak-park.us/our-community/special-events/day-our-village

And, please consider a visit to our club on the Mondays and Wednesdays we are open. See our calendar page for details. Of course, you are invited to join our club. We are an open club that accepts people of all ages, all abilities and all interest levels. Sign up here: https://www.opsme.org/Membership%20Application%203-4-10.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.opsme.org/Membership%20Application%203-4-10.pdf

2018 Fall Open House

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on November 4, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all who joined us at our 2018 Fall Open House. We apperwciate your interst. Please visit us again whenever we are open. See https://www.opsme.org/club-calendar" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Club calendar  for dates and times.


Visit our Display at Rehm Park during Day in Our Village Sunday June 4

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on May 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (2)

We  will have our portable HO model train layout running in Rehm Park during Day in Our Village. If you can't find us there, look for us across the street at the Oak Park Conservatory. We'll be operating trains and sharing information about The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers (OPSME) started here in Oak Park in the 1960's.



Spring 2018 Open House

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on May 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to everyone who visited our club during our Spring Open House, Saturday May 5. We are always glad ot have visitors. Check our club calendar for specific dates we are open. Join the fun!

All American Railroad Show March 2018

Posted by hjkranz@gmail.com on February 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you for visiting with us at our modular layout in action at this once a year show.

Lyons Township HS Fieldhouse

100 S. Brainard Ave

La Grange, IL 60525


In addition to our modules, we also display on behalf of the GM&O Historical Society with an array of GM&O rolling stock. 



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