The B&O Railroad Museum is Bringing Master Storyteller Diane Macklin to Baltimore for Folktales and the Rails Event

BALTIMORE, MD – November 17, 2022 – To coincide with The B&O Railroad Museum’s newest exhibition, The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers on the B&O Railroad, acclaimed storyteller Diane Macklin will be performing a blend of American stories and traditions with African roots this Saturday on November 19, from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.  

This fun, interactive, family program will highlight American wit and wisdom with African roots. Listeners of all ages are welcome. It is recommended that visitors board the 1:00 PM train ride, then settle in for a feast of stories in the afternoon.  

Macklin has dedicated more than two decades to the art of storytelling. She has performed in venues such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Florida Storytelling Festival, National Storytelling Festival’s Exchange Place, and more. The Museum is pleased to bring her to Baltimore for this special appearance.

Visitors are encouraged to attend and participate in the event, as the experience is included in the price of regular admission. The B&O Railroad Museum also offers free on-site parking for all guests.

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About the B&O Railroad Museum    

The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It 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 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 


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