MAY 2014 at Ellicott City Station
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.
Meet Billy Yank
Saturday, May 17
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 and older 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 to participate.
Monday, May 26
The museum is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
B&O Members Receive Free Admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the months of April and May, all 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.
Blue Star Museums
May 29 - August 31
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.