Train Days at the Museum
The Gaithersburg Community Museum celebrates Gaithersburg’s long and storied history with the railroad during “Train Days at the Museum” on Saturdays, June 21, August 2 and September 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Train Days will also be celebrated on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. during the Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival on June 8 and Oktoberfest on October 12. Please note the October 12 event will take place in the Kentlands during Oktoberfest.
Visitors are invited to view BANTRAK N-Gauge model train displays, explore a caboose, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park, and shop for train-related items in the Museum gift shop. With any luck visitors can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the actual CSX, Amtrak and MARC trains that rumble past the Museum on a regular basis.
Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex near the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne, the Gaithersburg Community Museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark interest and imagination about our City’s history. Interactive displays include a bank, school room and general mercantile store. The Museum consists of the historic Freight House, History Park and the rolling stock.
While the model trains will only be on display during “Train Days,” the Gaithersburg Community Museum is open to patrons every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with additional hours by appointment. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. For information contact the Community Museum, or like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/GaithersburgCommunityMuseum.