Join us on Saturday April 6 – Sunday April 7 for the West Virginia Railroad Museum 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Exhibit Opening. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Thomas W. Dixon, Jr., Chief Historian from the C&O Historical Society, ride part of the C&O Greenbrier Branch, and be first to view the new 2019 Exhibit: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in West Virginia!
You can view the full agenda and registration form here. To register for the membership meeting, print and return the lower portion of the agenda. We look forward to sharing a new exhibit with you in April!
Continue Reading – Volume 16 Issue 4 Oct 2018
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Tickets for this years Winter Raffle can be purchased at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center. Museum Volunteers can be found at the depot Thursday-Sunday during the Polar Express rides. Can’t make it to the depot to purchase tickets? Send us a Facebook Message or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will happily get tickets to you.
Thank you to all of our visitors throughout the 2018 season! It proved to be our busiest season yet.
We would like to extend a big thank you to the B&O museum in Baltimore for generously loaning artifacts, resources, and expertise to our 2018 exhibit. Another thank you goes out to the individuals who lent us artifacts from their personal collections.
While the museum is closed to the public over the winter months, we will be hard at work on our 2019 exhibit The Chesapeake and Ohio in West Virginia! Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on the exhibit, opening day, and new programs at the museum.
WVRRM is looking forward to a 2019 season that brings us into our community more than ever before.
Regarding both the B&O and future C&O exhibit: This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Wishing everyone a safe winter!
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.**UPDATE** 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 – 10/27 (Saturday)
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.
It’s time for the Forest Festival! Be sure to visit the WVRRM during this opening weekend Sat 9/29 – Sun 9/30.
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
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).
For the 2018 season, we are happy to present an exhibit on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia! Come visit us to see a display of photos, artifacts, and more on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
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.