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Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum open for visits

July 25, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown

Do you know how Hagerstown got the nickname the Hub City? It comes from the way all the railroad lines running into Hagerstown resembled the spokes of a wagon wheel on the map.
Railroading was an important industry of the local economy well into the 20th century. Although passenger service has stopped, freight trains still roll through Hagerstown daily.
For more history about the trains of Hagerstown visit the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum at 300 S. Burhans Blvd. There are historical artifacts, HO scale models, and model trains that children can operate.
It is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults, 50 cents for those ages 4 to 12 and is free for those ages 3 and younger.
For more information call 301-739-4665.

Lioness Club picnic
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will hold its annual picnic Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave.
This year’s theme is “Fun in the Sun” and attendees are asked to dress for a day at the beach.
Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the food pantry.

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