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Upcoming Programs

The programs of DCNRHS are designed to teach and share information about railroading, past and present. Our programs unless other wise 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.
 
Inclement Weather Notice:  In the event of inclement weather, 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 Silver Spring this is Montgomery County, MD schools.  For Alexandria this is Alexandria City Schools.
 
 
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January 18, 2019 7:30 PM Traveling by Pullman  Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Pullman Historian Kevin Tankersley will provide an overview of the history of the Pullman Company and describe how DCNRHS interprets and recreates the Pullman experience for today’s travelers through the Chapter’s operation of Dover Harbor. Free and open to the public. 
February 15, 2019 7:30 PM Capital Transit Company Faces War Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Ken Rucker of the National Capital trolley Museum will talk about the Capital Transit Company and the integral role it played in Washington, D.C. during World War II as the city transformed overnight from a sleepy Southern City to the center of the free world during World War II. Free and open to the public. 
March 31, 2019 6:00 PM 75th Anniversary Gala at the Army Navy Country Club (Arlington, VA). - Tickets will go on sale soon.  Our annual gala and awards dinner celebrating rail history, DCNRHS accomplishments, and our members. This year we are very fortunate to welcome noted rail historian John P. Hankey who willl speak to Washington, D.C. rail history as it was in 1944, the year DCNRHS was founded.  
April 19, 2019 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
May 17, 2019 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
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