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The programs of DCNRHS are designed to teach and share information about railroading, past and present. Our programs unless otherwise noted are free and open to the public.  Many programs consistent of speakers presenting a topic with audio/visual aids such as pictures, videos, or slides. As of 2020 some of our programs are presented on-line and available via our YouTube Channel.
October 16, 2020 7:30 PM Making of the Documentary—Pullman: America’s Hotel on Wheels.  Registration Link.  Years in the planning and making, Kalmbach will release the film and accompanying book in October. Join us as Richard Luckin, the film’s producer provides us with a candid discussion about the making of this historic film that you are sure to want for your railroad library. Save the date for this free on-line program. Registration will open October 1.  
November 20, 2020 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  An on-line program. Free and open to the public. 
December 18, 2020 7:30 PM A railroad related program to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
December 31, 2020 5:30 PM Annual Gala Banquet - Trolley Rides Before the Banquet National Capital Trolley Museum 1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville, MD POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2020 - Our Annual Gala Event Celebrating our accomplishments and our organization will be informal but very fun this year. Open to all. Tickets available on our web site.  
January 15, 2021 1:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Old Greenbelt Theatre Free and open to the public. 
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 Archive of On-line Programs
Inclement Weather Notice:  In the event of inclement weather when we are having an in-person program or seminar, our monthly program will be cancelled IF the school district in which the program is being presented is closed for the day or closes early. For Alexandria this is Alexandria City Schools.  In general, if you do not feel comfortable driving to our meeting because of weather or other emergency conditions, we recommend you to stay home.