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December 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free with museum admission
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Discovery Cart: Trains and Planes

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Did you know the site for the College Park Airport was chosen partly because of the nearby railroad? For the College Park Aviation Museum’s December Discovery Cart, we will be looking closer at items from our collection linking trains and planes. You'll be able to see photographs of CPA in 1911 when early hangars and airplanes can be seen next to the B&O railroad. From our Special Collections, we've pulled a copy of an early travel magazine that passengers read while riding the B&O line from Washington to New York. One article from 1909 features the National Aviation Field at College Park. Passengers read about the “aviation experiments” the government were doing at the field and saw the field from their window seat as the train passed through College Park.

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