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FEBRUARY 2019

Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
BEST IN SERVICE - NEW temporary exhibit
February - March
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Join us in celebrating Black History Month with the opening of our new temporary exhibit, Best In Service: a rare art collection not previously displayed honoring the historical legacy of African Americans on the B&O Railroad. Become immersed in the lives and labor of such seminal B&O Railroad workers as Thurgood Marshall, Fearless Mentor Williams, Charles Wright and Maggie Hudson.

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B&O Birthday Party - 191 Reason To Celebrate!
The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates its 191st birthday on February 28 and no birthday is complete without a wishlist! Check the list below to see what the B&O hopes to unwrap for its big day! You only turn 191 once after all - which is why we want you to give us 191 reasons to celebrate! February is the month of love, so from now to the cake cutting celebration on February 23, remember to share your love or favorite memory of the B&O when you visit the Museum. We’ll add your fond reflections and memories of the museum to the list and highlight them at the ceremony. Click the link for more details!
tools or a commercial pressure washer for the Restoration Shop to help restore the Museum's locomotives and its collection
a backhoe for rail operations to maintain the Museum's train track for Mile One Express train rides
a commercial colored printer for the Archives to provide better services for researchers and historians
•  iPads for the Education Department for interactive educational programming for children
•  CASH - cause every dollar counts meet the B&O's Wish List!

 

Day Out With Thomas™ Tickets on sale!
Event Dates: April 26 - 28 & May 3 - 5
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum, April 26-28 & May 3-5. Take a train ride behind Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, games, crafts and more! Don’t delay – get your tickets today!Please note that everyone, including B&O members, will need to purchase a ticket for entrance 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™ event days.
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Toddler Time
Thursday, February 7 & 21
10:30 am
Toddler Time stories for February are Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. Children learn to make train sculptures or rail cars. Toddler Time includes a complimentary ride on the Museum’s indoor carousel too. All included with paid admission; FREE for B&O members!
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Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration
Saturday, February 9
Demonstration at 12 Noon
Witness one man’s incredible feat of power: moving a locomotive or rail car while balanced on the Roundhouse’s 60-foot turntable! Also be sure to check out our Worn & Torn Sale from 10am-4pm, for gently used books and railroad memorabilia.
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Museum Store Worn & Torn Sale
Saturday, February 9
10am - 4pm
Stop by the Museum Store to take advantage of discounts on gently used books and railroad memorabilia.

 

Kids Workshop Series: Bridge To Freedom
Monday, February 18
11am - 11:45am
The first of our new children's workshop series, Bridge to Freedom, will teach children about the role African Americans played in shaping the outcome of the Civil War through their work laying track, maintaining supply lines, restoring bridges, and many other vital tasks which kept the rails running. Intended for student in grades 3-5. Pre-registration required. Email EBlinzley@borail.org to register. $5 per person.
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B&O Birthday Party
Saturday, February 23
You're invited to the B&O's 191st birthday party!
12pm - Cake cutting ceremony with the B&O's Executive Director, Kris Hoellen
12:15pm - Shared expressions of love and presents acknowledged and unwrapped
12:30pm - Children may gather for the party's 191 Balloon Drop! Each balloon will have inside a prize and one lucky winner may win 4 tickets to Day Out With Thomas.
 
Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O!
During the entire month of February 2019, the B&O grants the Maryland Zoo of Baltimore members 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 will be allowed entrance for 2 adults and 2 children.

 


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