Railroad Merit Badge

Are  you a boy scout? Do you know a boy scout? The WVRRM is happy to help boy scouts earn their Railroad Merit Badge! Refer to your Boy Scout Handbook for up-to-date requirements for the badge. RRMeritBadge

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Railroad Tourism

Some might say that you can study anything in college. Well, that has become a little more true here in Elkins, WV. It is only appropriate that in a town built by the railroads you can find a Minor in Railroad Heritage Tourism at our local college. For more information please contact:

James Porterfield

Director, Center for Railway Tourism

P: (304) 637 – 1307

E: porterfieldj@dewv.edu

*The WVRRM is helping our friend Mr. Porterfield by promoting this unique opportunity for students going into heritage tourism, history, and other related fields. We do not benefit from applications to this program or college.

Oh Snap!

While your visiting stop and snap a selfie, or a group shot, with our C&O conductor! The picture below features our AFNHA AmeriCorps Service Member!

Grand Opening

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.

 

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.**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.

 

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.