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22.10.10

2015 UPDATES

As the curtain falls on the Holiday season and the 2014 / 2015 edition of our train garden, we congratulate the winners of our raffle:

1st Place - $ 300
BILL WHEELER of Dundalk

2nd Place - $ 200
TRACEY EVANS of Bel Air, Md.

3rd Place - $ 100
WENDY WASKEY of Centreville, Md.
(Winnings donated back to the Historical Society)
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We thank Brent Bederka of Zedora Media and Video Production for his hard work in producing the latest video of this year's garden.
The video will be available for viewing soon.



BREAKING NEWS: JANUARY 2, 2015
 A PORTION OF THE TRAIN GARDEN HAS BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF AN ATTEMPTED OVERNIGHT BREAK-IN. THE BUILDING'S ALARM WAS TRIPPED AT ABOUT 1:45 A.M. FRIDAY MORNING. THIS MARKS THE THIRD ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO THE BUILDING SINCE SUNDAY. THE FIRST TWO RESULTED IN BROKEN WINDOWS AND MINOR DISTURBANCES TO THE TRAIN GARDEN WHICH WERE EASILY CORRECTED. LAST NIGHT'S ATTEMPT CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE TO ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THE TRAIN DISPLAY, AND THREE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN. ALL BROKEN WINDOWS - 5 TOTAL, SINCE SUNDAY, HAVE BEEN BOARDED UP. THE PORTION OF THE GARDEN LEFT UNDISTURBED IS STILL OPERATING AS SCHEDULED. CLOSING DAY IS THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th. THERE IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF THE INCIDENTS OF THE PAST WEEK. 

The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society
& Museum, Inc.
 4 Center Place
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Telephone 410 - 284 -  2331

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS 

Click to read the Dundalk Eagle's feature on local train gardens.

CLICK HERE FOR AN AMAZING
VIDEO OF THIS YEAR'S
LAYOUT AS SEEN BY OUR
TRAIN CAM 

Special thanks to Adam Ruder and Scott Collier for this unique video!
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO WMAR - TV (ABC 2)
VISIT WMAR TV's WEBSITE 

THIS YEAR'S TRAIN GARDEN
at the Historical Society runs

DECEMBER 4, 2014 
through 
JANUARY 4, 2015

Open daily noon - 8:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE!
 

presented by



and by
B & B WELDING COMPANY, INC.
4640 North Point Blvd.
Edgemere, MD

Thank You
The Dundalk Eagle
WMAR - TV (ABC 2)
WCBM - AM 680

Special Thanks to
BRENT BEDERKA of
ZEDORA MEDIA and VIDEO PRODUCTION

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 Our scavenger hunt offers plenty of family fun. Be sure to search for the SpongeBob, Patrick and Gary figures. This year, you can also look for American flags, a plane crash, a rifleman and more.
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Just a friendly reminder that we are NOT the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden. Over the years, there has been some confusion regarding the identity and location of train gardens in Dundalk. After 15 years of operating Dundalk's  "second" train garden, people are still surprised to learn that there are actually TWO train gardens in Dundalk each Holiday season. The Wise Avenue garden is very much "alive and well" and remains a very popular Holiday destination for many thousands of visitors from near and far. 


Our garden here at the historical society is a bit smaller than that at Wise Avenue and is attended by considerably fewer people. It is our hope that those familiar with us will help us spread the word about our attraction in Dundalk's historic central business district - about two miles from the Wise Ave. Fire Station. It is our goal to boost our attendance this year, so that our train garden can also bring Holiday joy to the masses for many years to come.


All are welcome here!


THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S TRAIN GARDEN
BY THE NUMBERS

No. of years in operation ..........15

Overall size of display ...........400 sq. ft.

No. of trains .......... 5

No. of illuminated items ........... 160

No. of animated items ........... 110

Construction time .......... less than 3 weeks


We thank the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company 
for permitting our staff to hand out flyers to their visitors..
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Additional museum displays include:

Fairy Gardens
Dundalk Christmas Ornaments from 1986 - 2014
Old Model Trains
Miniature Room Scenes
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The 2014 Dundalk Christmas Ornament and other items
are available for purchase at our gift shop
This year's theme is The Battle of North Point Bicentennial
Price - $10
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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN OUR TRAIN GARDEN
"Miniature Billboards"  are still available.
Phone 410 - 284 - 2331
for info and rates.


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2014 LUMINARIA NIGHT IN HISTORIC OLD DUNDALK


  Was Friday, December 19

Photos and video coming soon.

CLICK TO READ THE DUNDALK EAGLE'S LUMINARIA FEATURE


The photo below shows just a small portion 
of Dundalk's vast Luminaria display on Dec, 20, 2013.
(Photo by Paul Rosenberger)
 

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Click here to go to our  video of the
music program of last year's Luminaria Night.

 
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CLICK TO VIEW THE 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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2014/2015 TRAIN GARDEN COMMITTEE

Michael J. Andy (General Chairman)

Duane Phillips (construction assistant)
Scott Collier (aerial effects)
John O'Donnell (general)

SUPPORT STAFF
George Karle (Attic Detail)
Eric Wipprecht (Attic Detail)
  Joe Stadler (Attic, Parade Entry and Luminaria Coordinator)

Donna Young (Backdrop, Supplies)
Rose Benton (Backdrop)
Rex Fulghum (Backdrop)
Suzanne Stadler (Vestibule Decorations)
Dale Grimes (Roadside Signage)
Buzz Chriest (Santa Detail) 
Ann Booker  
Brent Bederka (Video)
David Robert Crews (Photography)



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