901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
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MARCH 2014 for the B&O in Baltimore
 
Celebrate Women’s History Month
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
March 1 – March 31
Monday – Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
March is Women’s History month at the B&O, proudly presented AMTRAK®. Learn about the contributions women made to the B&O Railroad and the modern history of women in the railroading industry. Throughout this month the museum will host and feature speaker presentations highlighting the contributions of women railroaders. Please check back for updates on dates and times.
 
Ticket Sale for Day Out With Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday - Sunday, April 25-27 & May 2-4, 2014. Beginning January 16, 2014 tickets go on-sale to the general public and B&O members. No purchase code required. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for admittance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas. 
 
Ticket Sale for Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
Beginning Tuesday, March 4
Purchase your tickets for a delicious breakfast buffet in the historic B&O Roundhouse with the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 18 or Saturday, April 19. Enjoy a carousel ride and photo opportunities with the B&O Bunny. Then "All Aboard" for an exclusive train ride with the B&O Bunny for a special treat! Space is limited; advance purchase required. To purchase tickets contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221.

Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, March 4
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visitors receive half off regular admission rates the first Tuesday of every month at the B&O Railroad Museum! All aboard for the most important American railroad collection in the world!
 
Toddler Time with Choo Choo Blue
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, March 5 & 19
10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held in the months of April, May, and October: April 2, May 21, & October 1. Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, makes a live appearance at this month's Toddler Time. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft,  enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
 
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstrations
Saturday, March 8
Demonstrations begin at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 Roundhouse? Watch Museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move an historic rail car.
 
Women's History Month Speaker Series
The Best Son John W. Garrett Never Had: Mary Elizabeth Garrett Behind the Scenes in Baltimore & the B&O
Saturday, March 8
12:30 p.m.
Join Kathleen Waters Sander, author of Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Guilded Age and The Business of Charity: The Womans Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 as she discusses Mary Elizabeth Garrett, daughter of the B&O Railroad Museum legendary president, John Work Garrett, the long forgotten pioneer of women's rights and one of the most influential philanthropists of the Guilded Age.
 
B&O Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored
Saturday, March 15
1:00 p.m.
Take the 1:00 p.m. train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum's locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the "Iron Horses" currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is 1.5 hours including the round-trip train ride. Space is limited to 25 people. Advance tickets are available by calling the Museum Store at 410-752-2490 x 213. With paid admission, this experience is $11 per person for ages 13 and up.
 
Women's History Month Speaker Series
Olive Wetzel Dennis and the Beautiful B&O Centenary China
Saturday, March 15
11:30 a.m.
Olive W. Dennis was the first woman civil engineer on the B&O Railroad and in American railroading. She started working as a draftsman for the B&O shortly after her graduation from Cornell University in 1920. It did not take long for B&O president Daniel Willard to recognize the talent of his new draftsman and assign her to projects with passenger service and comfort in mind. When the 100 year anniversary of the B&O Railroad was approaching, Ms. Dennis was asked to design new china for the celebration. Join Sharon Harwood as she tells the story behind the beautiful and most collected Railroad China pattern. Sharon Beischer Harwood is a graduate of Goucher College and a retired administrator from the Montgomery County Public School System. The daughter and grand-daughter of railroaders, Mrs. Harwood lectures locally on topics related to the B&O Railroad with special consideration of the lesser-known contributions of women to railroading. She is the wife of Herbert H. Harwood, noted rail historian and author. 


Boy & Girl Scout Railroading Month at the B&O

During the months of March and September, any boy or girl scout in uniform who visits the B&O will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group of 20 or more by contacting group sales at 410-752-2462 ext. 205.
 
Civil War 150th Anniversary
The War Came By Train
Now - May 30, 2015
Monday – Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The American Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln's funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced and changed the course of American history. The War Came By Train serves as the B&O Railroad Museum's primary attraction for the five year commemoration of the War's sesquicentennial. The National Landmark Roundhouse exhibits the largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment in the world featuring locomotives and rail cars that served during the war and significant military and personal artifacts that change annually to portray each year of the war, some never before on display.

 


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