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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) National Emergency Update

posted Mar 15, 2020, 6:46 PM by James Lilly   [ updated Aug 30, 2020, 6:41 PM ]
GENERAL: We are currently planning to operate some trips in the fall though there remains much uncertainty.   We will monitor the national situation and act accordingly. Please stay tuned to our web site and social media for updates.  In the interim our June and July public programming has been moved on-line.  

8/30/2020 10:00 PM EDT -  Our Library remains closed.  Resumption of access depends upon the City of Bowie, MD resuming operations at the associated museum site in downtown Bowie.  

Updated 6/27/2020 10:20 AM EDT -  Our monthly programs have moved on-line at least for now.  Our first program, June, is now available via our YouTube Channel.  To register for monthly programs, look for the link on the main page of our web site under Upcoming Programs and Seminars and click Register Now. Registration for our July program is now open. 

Updated 5/28/2020 10:20 AM EDT -  Due to the National Emergency our June 1 showing of Danger Lights at the Old Greenbelt Theatre has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule the program for later in the year.

Updated 4/13/2020 6:25 PM EDT -  Due to the National Emergency and a change in availability of the speaker, we are unable to hold the April 17th meeting on-line or in person.  We are currently exploring on-line (web-based) technology options for future programs.  We hope to reschedule the East Broad Top Program for later this year. 

Updated 3/29/2020 9:40 PM EDT - We will be postponing our May 17th Annual Banquet at the National Capital Trolley Museum.  Stay tuned for a new date for this unique event.

Updated 3/29/2020 9:35 PM EDT - We are looking for on-line options for a web-based presentation of the East Broad Top Program which is scheduled for April 17th.  Due to an order by the Governor of Virginia, we will not be able to meet in person.  We plan to announce on our web site and as appropriate by email about the meeting and what if any on-line presentation options we have been able to arrange.

Updated 3/29/2020 9:30 PM EDT - We have been informed that RAILCAMP 2020 has been cancelled. We hope everyone that applied for our 2020 Scholarship will do so again in 2021. 

Updated 3/18/2020 10:50 AM EDT - With the interest of the health and safety of our members, guests, and the public in mind, we have cancelled the Manhattan Limited Trips on March 22 and April 4 aboard DOVER HARBOR.  Passengers who already purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

Updated 3/15/20 9:45 PM EDT - With the interest of the health and safety of our members, guests, and the public in mind, we have determined it in the best interest to postpone the March 20 Program at the Lyceum.

As other events, changes, and developments occur, we will make further announcements here.
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