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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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February 21, 2020 7:30 PM Celebrating 75 Years Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Celebrating 75 Years - A Photo Respective From it's earliest days post-WWII to the present, DCNRHS (the Washington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society) from its beginning has been an active organization, operating main line excursions, branch line jaunts and full train excursions aboard heavy weight coaches, Budd RDC cars, Silverline commuter cars and all types of trolleys. Join Ralph (Bob) Bitzer for a program of rare photos celebrating 75 years of Chapter events. Free and open to the public. 
March 20, 2020 7:30 PM Union Station and Life in the Nation's Capital Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Author Bill Wright will preview Now Arriving Washington: Union Station and Life in the Nation’s Capital which will be published in 2021 by the Georgetown University Press. The book will show how Washington’s grand terminal has been deeply connected to almost every aspect of life in the city – transportation, politics and government, urban design, economics, and social patterns — since its opening in 1907. Despite many changes in its operations, Union Station has remained the building that reveals more about life in modern Washington than any other, simultaneously reflecting and shaping the development of the capital and, in many cases, the country. Bill was a graduate student in American history at Duke University and the University of North Carolina and has shared the station’s story through tours, articles and presentations, and a smartphone app that enables visitors to guide themselves through more than 100 years of history.  
April 17, 2020 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
May 15, 2020 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
June 19, 2020 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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