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October 24, 2018

Throughout the fall, workers have been stomping around over our heads replacing our worn-out roofing. It was big project, but now our skylights are gone and we no longer have to grab buckets to catch the leaks when it rains. Cole Roofing is in the clean-up stage an...

July 24, 2018

Well so far this summer we’ve had heat waves, torrential rain and days so humid you boil a crab in them. But none of that has stopped us from moving forward with plans for our upcoming events.
On Saturday, August 4 the Chesapeake Region of the Automobile Club of Am...

April 27, 2018

Thanks to the continued support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the Fire Museum was able to partner with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM). Together, our organizations created STEM Femmes, a fire safety and STEM patch program that allowed Girl Scout...

October 11, 2017

On Saturday, October 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm, Lantern Night, a lovely fall tradition here at the Fire Museum, will take place. For one night only, we light candle or kerosene lanterns on many pieces of our historic apparatus. The lighting is soft and shadowy. As you...

June 19, 2017

You asked, and we listened! 

Some people have asked “Why don’t you have interactive exhibits?” Well, the answer is, we do. The museum has always had different components of exhibits that are hands-on, but you may not have noticed them as you go through the vari...

April 27, 2017

Did our last blog post about the restoration of our 1899 steam fire engine peak your curiosity about such infernal machines? Well, you aren’t alone. As we've been getting ready for the museum's annual Steam Show, I have done some research on early steam fire e...

March 31, 2017

The Fire Museum of Maryland would like to announce our new Assistant Curator; Eric M. Kelso has joined the staff. Kelso arrived on March 6th in time for the arrival of the new boiler for our 1899 American Fire Engine Co., Steam Fire Engine. As Assistant Curator, Ke...