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Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station Open House with Guest “Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine”
October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
S.S. B&O R.R. Station Open House With Dazzling Guest “Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine”! Free! www.timsgems.net See Video https://youtu.be/qjXxJTrrJCQ
Be dazzled! Discover the thrill of sifting & panning for brilliantly colored and shaped gemstones, replica arrowheads, fossils, gold!
Kaleidiscope of Experiences! All On Board! All Ages!
Real Train Spotting, Toy Train Play Set, Permanent Model Train Display, Kid’s Toy Engine to Ride, Videos, including “Next Stop Silver Spring,” Gift Shop, Refreshments. View glowing B&O R.R. Drumhead Medallion.
Experience 1945 when Station was built on its Victorian moorings. See President Harry Truman & Wife Bess on B&O R.R. Train Bidding Farewell to S.S. in 1953; pose next to Truman cut-out figure. Enjoy Station Agent Bob Davis’s R.R. Photos displayed, commencing when Davis took photos with his Brownie Camera in the 1940s.
Spectacular Hands-on Geology!
Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine provides you all the safe & simple tools you need.
As a miner, you receive a bucket of mining rough enriched with gems and fossils.
Pour some into the screen box and swish it in the water. As you wash away the mine rough, gemstones and fossils reveal their brilliant colors and shapes.
Each miner receives a Gem Chart to help identify your treasures. In each bucket of mining rough you could find amethyst, apache tears (obsidian), replica arrowheads, aquamarine, calcite, citrine, emerald, garnet, fools gold, moonstone, orange millennium, peridot, quartz points, rose quartz, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, tiger eye, topaz, crinoids, sea urchin, coral, orthoceras, shark teeth, fossil bones, petrified wood, many others (All 100% natural).” Be a Dazzled & Safe Miner!!
Co-Hosted by Montgomery Preservation & Silver Spring Historical Society.