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B&O Railroad Museum to offer new virtual learning exhibits

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 13:28:26-04

BALTIMORE — The B&O Railroad Museum is introducing a new virtual exhibit beginning Saturday.

It's called the B&O Lives On: How the Founders Shaped Our Lives Today. The virtual exhibit centers around the 1891 Francis Blackwell Mayer painting, depicting the original group of Baltimore businessmen, and many other leaders and innovators from the first half-century of the railroad's history. Together they invested and decided to build America’s first commercial railroad.

The original Founders of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad painting, donated by CSX in 2019, will be on display at the B&O Railroad Museum after reopening to the public.

B&O also recently launched Junior Junction Story Time and Activities, an online resource to serve children, caregivers, and teachers impacted by school closures. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 AM, while schools and day-care centers are closed, a new railroad-themed virtual story is posted, and is downloadable for printing at home.

The story time videos and activities are available for free here.