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Friday, November 1, 2013

B&O November Train Mail: Upcoming events, Volunteer of the Month, Lego Contest & More!



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TRAIN MAIL
NOVEMBER 2013   
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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
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ROYAL FARMS

Please welcome our newest business member - Royal Farms! To learn more about our business members program click here.


VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH
Volunteer of the Month

The B&O Railroad Museum is pleased to recognize Craig Strohmer as the November 2013 Volunteer of the Month. Click here to learn about this train conductor!

MUSEUM STORE ITEM OF THE MONTH Store Item of the Month

We Were Marching on Christmas Day: A History and Chronicle of Christmas During the Civil War by Kevin Rawlings will delight the casual and serious Civil War enthusiast and anyone interested in mid-19th-century American life. Learn about the origin of our American Christmas celebration, the holiday's historical antecedents, and Civil War history. This Sesquicentennial edition makes the perfect holiday gift! Hardcover, 169 pages, full of wonderful images. To purchase contact the Museum Store at 410-752-2462 x 212 or click here.

RAILROAD FACT OF THE MONTH
Railroad Fact of the Month

On November 18, 1883, standard time was adopted at noon. All B&O trains operated on either eastern time or central time.

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FEATURED EVENTS: BALTIMORE
Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys
Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
November 29 – December 31

Civil War Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by rail car on Friday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m. to kick off the holiday season! LEGO exhibit opening weekend! Weekend Train Rides with Santa & Frosty the Snowman! For complete event details, click here. Attention B&O Members - you receive early admittance on Friday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. when you present a valid B&O membership card with photo identification.
For more events at the B&O in Baltimore click here
FEATURED EVENTS: ELLICOTT CITY STATION
Holiday Festival of Trains
Holiday Festival of Trains
November 29, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Experience the magic of miniature railroading with operating LEGO, Thomas the Tank Engine, and many more layouts throughout the holiday season. Railroad Santa greets and provides treats for children opening weekend! For complete event details click here.
For more Events at Ellicott City Station click here.
MOUNT CLARE MUSEUM HOUSE
A Carroll's Christmas
A Carroll Christmas
November 22 – December 31

Step back 250 years into the colonial era of Charles Carroll Barrister and his family and join Mount Clare Museum House for a traditional holiday celebration at their 1760 Georgian estate. Experience Mount Clare decorated in 18th century colonial-style yuletide splendor. For complete event details click here.
For more events at Mount Clare Museum House click here.
KID'S CORNER
Lego Photo ContestLAST CHANCE to enter-to-win the B&O's LEGO Contest!

Just a reminder that LEGO creation photos and contest entry forms are due by midnight November 16 to legocontest@borail.org. For complete details click here.
Train Ride and Breakfast Buffet with SantaTrain Ride & Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet with Santa
Saturdays, December 7 & 14 (8am-9:30am)
Sundays, December 8 & 15 (9am-10:30am)


Tickets on-sale now! Advance purchase required. Click here for information and tickets.
Holiday Story TimeHoliday Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Saturdays, December 7 & 14 (2pm-3pm)
Sundays, December 8 & 15 (2pm-3pm)
Wednesday, December 18 (10:30am – 11:30am)


Tickets on-sale now! Advance purchase required. Click here for information and tickets.
6th Annual Royal Blue Open
Royal Blue OpenThe Museum's 6th Annual Royal Blue Open
Tournament – Recognition Day & Dinner were held this year on September 30th at Caves Valley Golf Club in Baltimore County to celebrate the many generous contributions from individuals, companies and foundations that support the B&O's Early Childhood Adventure Programs. More than 100 golfers and over 150 dinner guests enjoyed a picture perfect autumn day and evening at one of America's most revered golf clubs. 2013 Royal Blue Open Results: First Net Craig Roswell, John Blaze, Jeff Wothers, Jack Tevis. Second Net Josh Geppi, Kevin Poling, Kevin Griffin, Chris Myers. First Gross Steve Owen, Mel Strine, Ken Stuzin Geoff Carey. Contributions and funds raised from this event in 2013 for the critical education program for early learners total more than $250,000.00. The Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend their sincere appreciation to all of the sponsors and participants.
B&O EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COURTNEY WILSON AWARDED 2013 KATHERINE COFFEY AWARD
Royal Blue OpenCourtney Wilson, Executive Director of the B&O Railroad Museum, was recently awarded the 2013 Katherine Coffey Award for his outstanding leadership and community service by museum peers of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. To read more click here.

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