JUNE 2014 at Ellicott City Station
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 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit! To print the reading journal click here.
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, hosts a satellite exhibit of The War Came by Train that presents 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. The focus of 2014's exhibit highlights the role of the B&O and Ellicott's Mills during the Battle of Monocacy, the battle that saved Washington. Learn how the town was inundated by retreating forces and the ensuing chaos created during the retreat from the Monocacy battlefield near Frederick, Maryland in July of 1864.
13 Miles to Ellicott's Mills
Saturday, June 21
The model train layout in the Freight House depicts the first 13 miles of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills. This layout has been updated to show places of interest and location of Union Army camps during the Civil War. During this tour, a guide will point out these locations and talk about the importance of keeping the railroad operating during the American Civil War.
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.