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FEBRUARY 2014 at the B&O in Baltimore
 
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
Proudly presented by AMTRAK®
February 1 – February 28
Monday – Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The B&O Railroad Museum opens a new African American exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.
New exhibits focus on African American passenger travel during segregation and chefs and waiters who worked on B&O dining cars.

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. Tickets on sale now! Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. For event details click here. 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.
Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, February 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
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, February 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.. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft,  enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone and a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that there is no Toddler Time scheduled for May 2, 2012. All children programs begin promptly on time.
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstrations
Saturday, February 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.
 
African American History Lecture by Daniel Carroll Toomey
presented by Amtrak
Forgotten Warriors - Maryland's Black Regiments During the Civil War
Saturday, February 8
12:30 p.m.
Join noted Civil War author and historian Daniel Carroll Toomey for "Forgotten Warriors" Maryland's Black Regiments During the Civil War, a presentation focusing on the often neglected contributions of Maryland's African-American soldiers during the Civil War. Mr. Toomey is the Museum's guest curator for the 150th anniversary exhibit and author of the recently released novel, The War Came by Train, detailing the role of the railroad in the American Civil War. 
Worn & Torn Sale at the Museum Store
Saturday, February 8
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Special Members ONLY Early Bird Entrance 9 a.m.
Visit the Museum Store during our annual Worn & Torn sale for fabulous discounts on B&O merchandise!  Members receive 10% off all sale prices excluding worn & torn books. B&O Members receive early bird entrance at 9:00 a.m.

Civil War Era Tea Party
Saturday, February 15
11:00 a.m.
Children and families are invited to join the ladies of the Maine Camp Hospital Association for a Civil War era tea party. Enjoy tea and snacks that were common in that period. Learn about social and home front issues and the work that was done for wounded soldiers by these ladies during the War. This program does not require reservations and is recommended for families with young children. 

11th Anniversary of the Roundhouse Roof Collapse
Saturday, February 15 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday, February 16 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
On the eve of February 16, 2003, a three foot record snow storm fell upon Baltimore and by the early morning hours on February 17, the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse had lost one half of its lower roof, damaged 18 one-of-a-kind locomotives and rail cars, and closed the museum indefinitely for 22 months. the Museum recalls this epic event by providing programming and an exhibit "From Tragedy to Triumph". The museum rolls back admission prices this weekend; $8 adults, $7 seniors (60+), and $5 children (2-12).
Happy Birthday to the B&O! Special weekend of Train Rides!
Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Come celebrate both the B&O's 187th birthday as well as the 130th birthday of the historic 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse! The B&O will offer a special weekend of train rides (weather permitting) and and highlight educational programs on both the birth of the oldest railroad in America and the 1884 Roundhouse. Half-price admission for all visitors! With paid admission train rides are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children (2-12) and free for B&O members.

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 will exhibit the largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment in the World featuring locomotives and rail cars that served during the war, significant military and personal artifacts that will change annually to portray each year of the war (some artifacts have never before been on public display), and a narrated, round trip train ride to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore.
Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O
January & February
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
During the months of January and February 2014 the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore members receive free entrance into the B&O Railroad Museum with the presentation of a valid Zoo membership card and photo ID. Card holders with Family memberships are allowed admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. Mile One Express train rides are offered weekends in January; tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Indoor Train Carousel rides are $2.00 per ticket. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction.

 


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