MAY 2015 at Ellicott City Station
Civil War 150th Anniversary
The War Came By Train
Now – December 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.
Meet Billy Yank
Saturday, May 16
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 25
The museum is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
Side Hill Badgers String Band
Saturday, May 30
Ellicott City Station Plaza hosts this prize-winning band whose brand is traditional Appalachian old time music, derived from Scots-Irish and other British folk music, a direct ancestor of Bluegrass. Please join us!
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
B&O Members Receive Free Admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the month of 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 28 - September 6
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, September 6, 2015. 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.