APRIL 2016 at Ellicott City Station
Women of the B&O Railroad
March 19 - May 19
This exhibit focuses on some of the women who were employed by the B&O Railroad and includes legendary B&O employee Olive Dennis, Engineer of Service, who focused on passenger service improvements. Information on the Stewardess-Nurse service which was the predecessor of today's flight attendants is also part of this exhibit as a photo grouping featuring women laborers on the B&O Railroad. All items in this exhibit is from the B&O Railroad Museum's archival material.
Meet Billy Yank
Saturday, April 16
12 Noon & 2:00 p.m.
Ellicott Mills was a hotbed of wartime activity with soldiers camped on the heights surrounding the town to provide protection and its own provost marshal's office to recruit new soldiers for the Union cause. Children ages 8+ may be "enlisted" into the Union Army and learn the basic drills a raw recruit, with a hands-on explanation of the equipment an infantryman would carry. Also join staff and see how Union soldiers were trained to load and fire a Civil War era rifled muskets. No reservations required.
Saturday, April 16 & 23
Local sleuths, Finders Seekers, provide a display of Civil War era relics that they have discovered all over Maryland, including some from Howard County.
12 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
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.