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 MARCH 2019

 

Celebrate Women's History Month at the B&O
March 1 - March 31
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
March is Women’s History month at the B&O. Come and learn about the contributions of women such as civil engineer Olive Dennis, and Maggie Hudson - one of the first women porters to ever work on the B&O. Maggie celebrates her 100th birthday this month! When you stop by the museum don't forget to fill out a birthday card for Maggie. We'll make sure she gets them all!

 

Best In Service
Now - March 31
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Be sure to stop by before the end of the month to see our new temporary exhibit, Best In Service: a rare, not previously displayed art collection 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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Railroad Days & Model Train Show
Saturday, March 2, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, March 3, 11am - 4pm
Mile One Express Train Rides: Saturday at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm & Sunday at 12pm & 2pm
Train Ride to Tour Restoration Shop: Saturday at 11:30am & 1:30pm, Sunday at 12:30pm
Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show is the largest, longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country and are partnering with the B&O Railroad Museum for one weekend only! Shop hundreds of train tables and accessories. Sign up for a beginner’s model train layout workshop. Take a train ride along America’s first mile of passenger service or stop by the Museum’s Restoration Shop to see locomotives currently being restored.
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Toddler Time
Thursday, March 7 & 21
10:30am
Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. Recommended for ages 2 – 5.  All children programs start promptly on time.
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The Dish on Design: Create Your own China Car
Saturday, March 9
Two sessions: 11am - 11:45am & 1pm-1:45pm
Students learn about the important role of innovative technology as they work to design "engraving cylinders" like those used by the B&O's first female civil engineer, Olive Dennis, who patented the famous B&O Railroad's centenary china pattern. Students will design their own pattern and transfer to create a unique take-home plaque. Recommended for students grades 1-5. Space is limited to 30 students per session. $5 per student with paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum; Free for B&O members.
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Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration at 12pm
Train Rides at 11:30am & 2pm
Saturday, March 16
10am -  4pm
Did you work for the B&O Railroad or have a family member or friend who did? This is your chance to share your memories of the B&O Railroad's heritage. Join us this day and tell us your B&O Railroad story or show us your treasured B&O item that you may want to share or donate to the B&O Railroad Museum. Then at 12 Noon stay and witness one man’s incredible feat of power: moving a locomotive or rail car while balanced on the Roundhouse’s 60-foot turntable!
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Sensory Friendly Day
Sunday, March 24
10:00am - 4:00pm

The B&O offers a new first in a series of Sensory Friendly Days for children and guest with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience. Additional volunteers and staff will be available to support visitors throughout their stay. Come and enjoy smaller crowds, specialized activities, less sound and light stimuli, and a special quiet room. Event is free with general admission. To RSVP and receive specialized sensory story, contact Rebecca Funk.

Day Out With Thomas™ Tickets on sale NOW!
Event Dates: April 27 - 29 & May 4 - 6
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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