AUGUST 2014 at Ellicott City Station
All About the Caboose
Saturday, August 9
For over a century the caboose was an icon of American railroading. In this program a museum interpreter will discuss the development and function of the caboose. Visitors will learn about the significance of the caboose in freight train operations and the technology that eventually replaced it.
Civil War 150th Anniversary
The War Came By Train
Now – May 30, 2015
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.
All Aboard Summer Reading Program, “I’ve Been Readin’ on the Railroad”
June 16 – August 25
A magical experience that will take you on a trip and teach you new things about people and places! Participate in the “I've Been Readin' on the Railroad” Summer Reading Program at the B & O Railroad Museum and the Ellicott City Station and earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks will be fun. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B & O Railroad Museum or the Ellicott City Station, browse the children's railroad books and begin your journey! Read 10 railroad-related books, complete your journal and return it to either Museum by August 25, 2014 or your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit! To print the reading journal click here.
Blue Star Museums
May 28 - August 31
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Ellicott City Station, Mount Clare Museum House are proud to partner with Blue Star Museums and offer active military personnel and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Wednesday, May 28 through Sunday, August 31, 2014. The Geneva Convention common access card (CAC) a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card are required to receive free admittance.