APRIL 2013 at Ellicott City Station
Civil War 150th Anniversary
Grand Opening Weekend
1863: The War Came By Train
Saturday, March 13
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ellicott City Station, America’s oldest railroad station, will host a satellite exhibit of The War Came by Train that will present living history demonstrations and exhibits highlighting the effect of the railroad during the Civil War on small town life, residents and troops that came through. This year exhibit will highlight the Patapsco Guard in 1863 including their role in the Gettysburg Campaign. Also we will discuss the formation of the United States Colored Troops and talk about some the men from Howard County who served in the USCT.
Maryland to the Frontier, an exhibition of Maryland Longrifles
Presented by The Kentucky Rifle Foundation
Saturday, April 20 - Wednesday, October 16
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Presented by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation this special limited engagement exhibit will feature more than 20 longrifles made in Maryland from private collections; most never before on public exhibition. Considered one of America's highest forms of folk art, these beautifully crafted rifles were a part of daily life on the frontier from the Revolution through the mid-19th century. Other elements of the exhibit will feature American colonial conflicts and the early development of the rifle, colonial roads, the development of the National Road and other artifacts associated with early migrants into the wilderness. Sponsored by The Maryland Arms Collectors Association, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland, The Potomac Arms Collectors Association, The Taylor Foundation, The Columbia Foundation of Howard County, and Maryland Scenic By-Ways.
B&O Members Receive Free Admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the months of April and May, B&O members will receive free admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. B&O Membership Card and photo identification must be shown at entrance. Family Memberships will be allowed entrance for 2 adults and 2 children. To become a B&O member, visit Membership.