Attention Society Members! Our Society Archives hosts a series of Archives work days or work sessions on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of each month from 9 AM to whatever time attendees decide to stop. The Society Archives is located in Eldersburg, Maryland. See our Contacts link for the actual address and a map of the area. Spend a whole day or just a few hours. It is also a good opportunity to meet Society members and a few of the officers who frequently drop by during the day. These 2-day sessions are conducted throughout the year except during the month of December. If you are interested in joining us for a day or two of sorting, cataloging or just looking through the Society's large collection of original B&O papers, documents, and blueprints, or to work on some research you may be interested in, please send an email to our Archives group at Archives. Thanks go to all of you who work with our Archives group each month.
Model Train Show! The Society has several sales tables at the Great Scale Model Train Show held throughout the year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. The show that we participate in is held in February. There are other shows that are held to we participate in from time to time depending upon the products we have for sale in our Company Store. If you are interested in helping with show sales, or are just interested in knowing if the Society will be participating in a particular show, send the Store Manager an email. For further information about the show, check out the show web site at GSMTS.
The 2017 Society Annual Convention will be held 5-8 October 2017 in Cumberland, Maryland. Details, as they become available, will be provided on the home page of this web site. For future years, the Society is looking at the Cincinnati/Dayton area for 2018 and the Baltimore area for 2019. The 2019 Baltimore Convention will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society. Future year's conventions are preliminary at this point.
Eastern Mini-Con. Each year during the summer, the eastern contingent of the Society holds a mini-con featuring guest speakers and Company Store sales. Information on the 2017 eastern mini-con has not yet been firmed up, but it is tentatively scheduled for July 15, 2017, at the BORHS HQ in Eldersburg, Maryland. See the front of our home page for the latest updates as it becomes available and a link to the flyer for this MiniCon when prepared. For further questions, please contact Eastminicon.
Western Mini-Con. Each year during May, the western contingent of the Society holds a mini-con in Ohio featuring guest speakers and Company Store sales. For 2017, it will be held in Willard, Ohio, Saturday, May 20. See the front of our home page for the latest updates and a link to the flyer for this MiniCon. Question may be directed to the Western Mini-Con coordinator at Ohiominicon.
You "should" be a member to enjoy our one-day mini-conferences but you "must" be a member to attend our annual conventions held in September or October each year. As seating is limited at mini-conference sites, members get priority over non-members. Please consider joining our Society.
It only takes $45 per year to be a member, and in return you get significant value. Benefits include invitations to our all conventions, plus you receive 4 issues per year of The Sentinel, delivered to your mailbox. Also you get opportunities to purchase new models, books and video’s related to the B&O as soon as they hit the market, at discount from list prices. Our “Company Store” on this website has about the widest selection anywhere of serious B&O items for historians, modelers or B&O fans. If you are a modeler, our Reprints contain information needed to accurately depict a B&O scenario, in many cases right down to a particular year.
Our annual conventions are not huge affairs where you'll be lost in the shuffle. They are typically a gathering of 60-80 friendly folks where great sharing of B&O history and modeling takes place. Annual conventions feature bus tours of local B&O interest, and where possible, tours of railroad facilities or industries served by the railroad. Don't miss the fellowship with a great bunch of people. Click to the Membership page and sign up.
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