MARCH 2016 at Ellicott City Station
Women of the B&O Railroad
March 19 - May 19
This exhibit focuses on some of the women who were employed by the B&O Railroad and includes legendary B&O employee Olive Dennis, Engineer of Service, who focused on passenger service improvements. Information on the Stewardess-Nurse service which was the predecessor of today's flight attendants is also part of this exhibit as a photo grouping featuring women laborers on the B&O Railroad. All items in this exhibit is from the B&O Railroad Museum's archival material.
Down at the Depot
Now - May 29
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 4pm
Join us this spring for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by local artist Wiley Purkey. Mr. Purkey was born in the Historic District of Ellicott City. He has been painting scenes of the historic town for nearly 50 years, having begun in 1966, at the age of 13. The oldest image in this exhibit is an ink drawing, made in 1969, with the most recent being in 2015. To purchase or view Purkey's works click here
A Journey from Roads to Rails: Guided Tour of Early Railroading
Saturday, March 26
When the depot at Ellicott's Mills opened in 1831, there was only 23 miles of track in America and 13 stretched from Baltimore to present day Ellicott City. Join us and experience the birth and development of America's first significant railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio. Learn how and why the first rail cars were pulled by horses and about the development of the first American-built steam engine. Discover how new technology changed the way people lived by breaking centuries-old barriers of time and distance.
Sunday, March 27
Museum closed in observance of Easter.