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Odenton Heritage Society Open House
January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Sunday, January 8, 2023 the Odenton Heritage Society will open a display spotlighting the failed Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad. A plan to build a railroad through Anne Arundel County to southern Calvert County captivated industrialists from the 1860s to the 1920s. The railroad was never completed, but organizers repeatedly tried to finance and build a line that would funnel freight to a new port near Solomons. Enjoy photographs of still-existing right-of-way that workers graded near Severn Run and Gambrills in the 1880s. Learn about audacious plans to rival the port of Baltimore and build a branch to Washington. The OHS Historical Center, located at 1367 Odenton Road, will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free.