2018 Season Coming to a Close

Although the weather would have us think otherwise, October is here! We hope everyone that came out for the Mountain State Forest Festival had a great time exploring Elkins.

We are back to our regular schedule for the rest of the month. Dates for the remainder of the 2018 season are listed below. Regularly scheduled hours apply:

Thursday-Sun 9:30am – 5:30pm

10/11 – 10/14

10/18 – 10/21

10/25 – 10/28

If you haven’t gotten to check out our exhibit The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: West Virginia’s First Railway, there are only three weeks left before we close for the winter! We open in April 2019 with a brand new exhibit.

 

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Mtn. State Forest Festival 2018

It’s time for the Forest Festival! Be sure to visit the WVRRM during this opening weekend Sat 9/29 – Sun 9/30.

ATTN:

The museum will have adjusted hours during the week of Forest Fest

Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 9/30 – OPEN regular hours 9:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday 10/4 – OPEN regular hours 9:30am – 5:30pm

Friday 10/5 – Sunday 10/7 – CLOSED

 

Getting Ready for 2019

This Wednesday three of our volunteers had the great pleasure of visiting The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society in Clifton Forge, Va. It was great time getting to see the Archives and Museum and getting to know our new friends. WVRRM is very excited to work with COHS on our 2019 Exhibit. To learn more about COHS you can visit their website. (cohs.org).

New Faces

We are happy to welcome our new AFHA AmeriCorps member, Cicely. She is coming to us from Pennsylvania. Cicely will be helping to close out our 2018 exhibit The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. At the end of the open season (April-October) she will begin putting together our next exhibit: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. We are excited to welcome Cicely to our team and we look forward to working with her on our 2019 Exhibit.

We’re open for 2016! — West Virginia Railroad Museum

We are open! This year’s exhibit is “Keeping Them Turning: Mid-Century Railroading in West Virginia.” This exciting exhibit would not have been possible without the generosity of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS), who loaned the Museum a number of artifacts for display. The president and the rest of the board of directors of […]

via We’re open for 2016! — West Virginia Railroad Museum

We’re open for 2016!

We are open!

This year’s exhibit is “Keeping Them Turning: Mid-Century Railroading in West Virginia.” This exciting exhibit would not have been possible without the generosity of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS), who loaned the Museum a number of artifacts for display.

The president and the rest of the board of directors of the WMRHS generously lent to our museum many of their artifacts which have been permanently on display in their facility at Union Bridge, Maryland. We asked them if we could borrow many of their one-of-a-kind pieces for our 2016 exhibit and, without hesitation, their answer was a resounding YES. The WMRHS consigned to us six different book titles which have heretofore only been available at the gift shop in Union Bridge. The books include the two Western Maryland equipment books, the two employee interview books and the Western Maryland caboose books, and will be available at our museum gift shop.

Museum hours: Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Admission $5, museum members and under 12 free.ElkinsRailyard