The WVRRM is officially open for the 2019 Season!
Join us today (4/27) for the Grand Opening of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Exhibit. This year we are happy to debut two new activities to better engage with our exhibit. The first is an Activity Packet for kids. They can follow Chessie’s paw prints to find interesting facts, fill out a C&O crossword, and color!
The second activity is the AFNHA Heritage Site Passport. You can become a History Hunter by visiting 6 local museums. Find the answer on each location’s page, get it signed by the front desk, and you get a History Hunter button! We are excited for the opportunity to kick off this new program that helps our visitors explore the many facets of Appalachian heritage!
Is there another perk to visiting the WVRRM? Yes! You can take home a WVRRM 2019 souvenir card that you get to stamp with an official C&O Company Seal!
We look forward to meeting you this summer!
REMINDER: Our hours have changed slightly. We will now be closing at 5pm.
Saturday 4/13/2019 > 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 4/27/2019 > GRAND OPENING 9:30am-5pm; Regular hours (Thursday-Sunday) begin.
We are excited to start sharing this year’s C&O Exhibit with you!
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!
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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 (email@example.com) 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).