MAY 2013 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, 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.
Maryland to the Frontier, an exhibition of Maryland Longrifles
Presented by The Kentucky Rifle Foundation
Now - Wednesday, October 16
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Presented by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation this special limited engagement exhibit will feature more than 20 longrifles made in Maryland from private collections; most never before on public exhibition. Considered one of America's highest forms of folk art, these beautifully crafted rifles were a part of daily life on the frontier from the Revolution through the mid-19th century. Other elements of the exhibit will feature American colonial conflicts and the early development of the rifle, colonial roads, the development of the National Road and other artifacts associated with early migrants into the wilderness. Sponsored by The Maryland Arms Collectors Association, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland, The Potomac Arms Collectors Association, The Taylor Foundation, The Columbia Foundation of Howard County, and Maryland Scenic By-Ways.
School of the Soldier
Saturday, May 18
12 Noon & 2:00 p.m.
Ellicott Mills was a hotbed of wartime activity with soldiers camped on the heights surrounding the town and its own provost marshal's office to recruit new soldiers for the Union cause. Children ages 8 and older will love being enlisted into Father Abraham's Army. They may receive handwritten enlistment papers and a muster bounty! Our veteran Civil War re-enactor will teach them the basic drills a raw recruit would learn, with a hands-on explanation of the equipment an infantryman would carry, followed by a demonstration of the loading and firing of Civil War era rifled muskets. No reservations required.
Monday, May 27
The museum is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
Blue Star Museums
Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, September 1
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 Tuesday, May 29 through Sunday, September 1, 2013. 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.
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.