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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

B&O October Train Mail: Steam Month, Ghost Stories & Tours, Upcoming events & more!


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TRAIN MAIL
OCTOBER 2013   
PROUDLY PRESENTED BY: Amtrak


IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Events: Baltimore
Featured Events: Ellicott City Station
Featured Events: Mount Clare Museum House
Kid's Corner
Donate to B&O's Educational Programs
Volunteer of the Month
Museum Store Item of the Month
Railroad Fact of the Month
Become a B&O Member
Check out our blog


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VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH
Volunteer of the Month

The B&O Railroad Museum is please to recognize Jack Walsh as October 2013 Volunteer of the Month. Click here to learn about all he does for the museum.

MUSEUM STORE ITEM OF THE MONTH Melissa & Doug

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the outstanding children's products offered by this company, the B&O Railroad Museum is offering a 25% discount* off any Melissa & Doug items purchased during the month of October.This discount is available on any in-stock Melissa & Doug item. To purchase visit the Museum Store in
person, call 410-752-2462 x 213, or click here. Please note that all Melissa & Doug track and trains are compatible with Brio, Thomas, etc. Start your holiday shopping early and save big on Melissa & Doug at the B&O! *Additional B&O member discount does not apply to this offer.


RAILROAD FACT OF THE MONTH
Railroad Fact of the Month

The first B&O Magazine was published in October of 1912.

BECOME A B&O MEMBER

Now is a great time to purchase or renew a B&O membership! From October 1-November 30, anyone who purchases a B&O membership, receives an additional six months for free! B&O memberships make great gifts too! To purchase or renew your membership click here. To purchase a gift membership click here.

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FEATURED EVENTS: BALTIMORE
Steam Month at the B&OOctober is STEAM MONTH at the B&O!
Civil War Steam Days Weekend
October 5 & 6
Steam Train Rides every Saturday!


Click here for details.
Ghost StoriesGhost Stories & Tours of the B&O
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday
October 27
11:30am & 1:30pm


Join us for a special weekend of ghost tours at the B&O Railroad Museum. Hear about spooky tales and happenings that occurred inside historic B&O buildings and along railroad tracks. No reservations required

For more events at the B&O in Baltimore click here

FEATURED EVENTS: ELLICOTT CITY STATION
Maryland to the Frontier Maryland to the Frontier, an exhibition of Maryland Longrifles
LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS EXHIBIT!
Presented by The Kentucky Rifle Foundation
Now - Wednesday, October 16
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Click here for more for exhibit information.

Now Available! A catalog of the exhibition "Maryland to the Frontier" on CD-ROM. Over 200 professional photographs of the Maryland "Kentucky" rifles and associated artifacts in the exhibit along with specifications and biographical information on Maryland rifle makers. $35.00 each. Click here to purchase.

For more Events at Ellicott City Station click here.

MOUNT CLARE MUSEUM HOUSE
American Girl American Girl Tea Time with Felicity
Saturday, October 19
2:00 p.m.

Join us for tea time with American Girl Felicity Merriman. During 1774 Felicity is learning to become a proper gentlewoman while maintaining her independent spirit. Learn about her life in Williamsburg, Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Felicity. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll. $10.00 non-member, $6.00 Member. Pre-paid reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call Erica Davis at 410-837-3262 ext.101 or email at ericad@borail.org.

For more events at Mount Clare Museum House click here.

KID'S CORNER
Toddler TimeToddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade with Choo Choo Blue
Presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, October 30
10:30 a.m.

Join us for the year's last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration. Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot will lead the costume parade of children around the Museum campus to collect special treats. Kiddie train ride too through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville! All included with paid admission. Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5. Please note that this event promptly begins on time.
Ghost StoriesMeet Choo Choo Blue at Ellicott City Station
Wednesday, October 31
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Meet Choo Choo Blue, the B&O's mascot as she makes her second appearance in Ellicott City. Ghouls and goblins who join us on the plaza in front of Ellicott City Station may have their photos taken with Choo Choo Blue and take home a special Halloween treat.
DONATE TO B&O'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The B&O Railroad Museum is a non-profit 501(C)3. Please consider donating to the Museum's annual giving campaign. Funds collected provide educational programs and events at the museum.

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