Learn‎ > ‎

Public Programs

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.
 
DateTimeTopicLocationDescription
July 17, 2020 7:30 PM On-line Program: East Broad Top (EBT) Railroad - Then and Now Register Now! Hear about EBT's history, on-going restoration efforts, and future plans from Andrew Van Scyoc, President of the Friends of the East Broad Top. 
August 21, 2020 7:30 PM The Railway Gun's Last 60 Miles  Join DCNRHS President, John Eldridge, as he chats a bit about the history of the Railway Gun and explores the logistical feats involved in moving the railway gun from the Naval Weapons Station at Dahlgren, VA, to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC, -- its last move. A free on-line program open to the public. Registration will open about August 1. 
September 18, 2020 7:30 pm A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
October 16, 2020 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Free and open to the public. 
November 29, 2020 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Railfan Sunday - Train Watching at Bowie Tower Railroad Library at Bowie Tower Free and open to the public. 
Showing 5 items from page Monthly Programs sorted by Date, Time. View more »
 
 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. 

Comments