Join us as we celebrate 40 years of the B&O Railroad's Ellicott City Station, America's oldest surviving railroad station! Take a nostalgic look at the Station's past history, enjoy Civil & World War military re-enactor demonstrations, and a book signing by Tom Clemens, editor of The Maryland Campaign in September 1862. On Sunday, August 21 at 4pm meet dignitaries, County Executive Allan Kittleman, who will give the proclamation for the Anniversary, Joan Becker, president of Historic Ellicott City, Inc., Jon Weistein, Howard County Councilman, and Gail Bates, State Senator.
Civil War Presentations: Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21 at 11am & 2pm
*Sgt. Mike Radinsky - Patapsco Guards, Independent Company of Maryland Volunteer Infantry, formed at Ellicott's Mills in 1861.
*Re-enactor Eddie Roberts presents Footsteps, a delightful and informative hour of Civil War facts, perspective and humor from both Union and Confederate points of view.
*Donna Peterson, lead presenter at the Dr. Samuel Mudd House, speaks about ladies' roles in the Civil War.
*Lt. Marion Alley speaks about Maryland in the Civil War.
*Commander Scott Long joins us from the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Gen. George G. Meade Camp #5.
*Tom Clemens editor of The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 (3 vols.) by Ezra Carmen will sign copies of this book
*Doughboy with an extensive display of WWI memorabilia.
*Re-enactors from 4th Infantry Division MP Platoon
*Displays of WWII Army Post Office, Red Cross, USO and Special Services with military equipment