B&O Shows Solidarity with Ukraine

BALTIMORE, MD – March 4, 2022 – The B&O Railroad Museum’s historic Roundhouse will be illuminated in blue and gold lights to honor the heroism of the citizens of Ukraine.

“The B&O Railroad Museum stands with the world in supporting the Ukrainian people as war is being waged on their country. While this is a small gesture, we hope that displaying the
Ukrainian national colors provides some comfort to Baltimore’s local Ukrainian community and
shows more broadly our solidarity with Ukraine,” said Kris Hoellen, Executive Director of the

The 1884 Roundhouse, typically decorates for only local events, is breaking tradition in
response to this international crisis. The B&O hopes the local Ukrainian community as well as
those abroad are bouyed by our show of support.

About the B&O Railroad Museum 

The B&O Railroad Museum, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy.  The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America.  In 2019, the Museum welcomed guests from all 50 states and 40 countries. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.BORail.org.  

Dana Goldstein
Director of Marketing 
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 


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