Hoellen says Thomas The Train is standing by through crisis at the B&O Railroad Museum


The COVID-19 crisis has shuttered so many of our key local institutions of history and education. Places we’ve all been and love and can’t wait to return when this is all behind us.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reaching to so many of these special places and finding out what their plan is during and after the corona virus shutdown.

Kris Hoellen is the Executive Director of the B&O Railroad Museum, where every day children come and learn about one of the foundational elements of Baltimore’s greatness and initial claim to American commerce and transportation. We’ve attended many spectacular events under the beautiful circular roof just west of MLK Blvd. near the University of Maryland Medical Center and have sat in all of the train cars.

We had a lot of questions for Hoellen about what happens to these important civic treasures as we wait out the virus.

Clearly, a lot has changed and it’s happening very quickly – and crisis management has become the key role for all us during the pandemic.

We are all in this together and this is a time to educate, unite and keep each other safe. But we also have some extra time to read and learn and educate ourselves in many ways.

We will continue to produce high-quality, intelligent conversations with thought leaders throughout this pandemic at Baltimore Positive. And we expect to do it at a rapid pace so stick with us and subscribe!

Like all others, we have halted a “live schedule” and will continue to launch our chats as we have them during this crisis. Expect more than less.

Because of the election moving to June 2nd, we will be having more of the mayoral candidates back to Baltimore Positive to discuss all of the current issues and the additional five weeks of virtual campaigning for the hopefuls.

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