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New Assistant Curator

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, Kelso will be working closely with Steven Heaver Director and Curator of the Museum. “I look forward to working with Eric, as we continue to improve our collection, and the way we interpret the fabulous assortment of fire engines for the public. He brings a wide assortment of experience to the team.” –Steven Heaver, Museum Director and Curator Currently, the museum is continuing work on the 1899 Steam Engine to have it ready for oper

This Old Fire Engine

In 2015 the Fire Museum's only functional steam fire engine was put out of commission when the boiler was deemed unsafe. This began a two year endeavor of raising money, finding a boiler maker, and completely rebuilding our 1899 American Fire Engine Company steamer from Lawrence-Cedarhurst, NY. Left is an image of the steamer when it last operated in May of 2015 at the museum's annual Steam Show. Since then, it has been our goal to have the steamer fitted with a new boiler and working again in time for the 40th annual Steam Show, which will take place on Saturday, May 6. Along the way, our tireless volunteers have dismantled and cleaned hundreds of parts in preparation for the arrival of the

Birthday Parties at the Fire Museum

There is one thing we never get tired of seeing here at The Fire Museum of Maryland, and that is watching kids’ jaws drop when they walk through our front door. “Awesome!” they shout, when they see our more-than 40 pieces of gleaming fire equipment. We know for certain that little hearts beat faster at the sight of a fire engine. That’s probably why parties at The Fire Museum are such a perfect fit for birthday girls and boys. We hold parties Saturdays and Sundays year round, with other days by request. Our party package includes a private, decorated party room for up to 35 children and adults (We don’t count infants). The party room includes four, 6-foot long tables, covered in red vinyl t

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