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Run under the cascades of water as the 1899 Steam-powered Fire Engine flows up to 500 gallons a minute! The Fire Museum in Lutherville opens the summer season with the 37th Annual Steam Show, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 10 - 2 p.m.
See how fire engines operated in the 1800s and learn about the history of the fire service. New this year, visitors can try pumping an 1880’s Hand Pumper. The show features demonstrations of late-1800s horse-drawn fire engines, and rides in an 1898 hose wagon. In addition, there are firefighting contests for the kids and working steam-engine models. Pringle’s Creamery Ice Cream on sale.
Tickets good for the entire year 2014. Museum is open 10 – 4 pm on Saturdays, May to December. Summer hours: 10 – 4 pm June through August from Wednesday to Saturday
Events outside are free. Museum Admission Children (2-18) $5, Adults $12, Seniors and Firefighters $10.
The Fire Museum is located one block north of the Baltimore Beltway, Exit 26B, at 1301 York Road, Lutherville. Free car and bus parking.
Go to www.firemuseummd.org , 410-321-7500, email@example.com
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Fire Museum of Maryland
The Fire Museum of Maryland is the 3rd largest fire museum in the world with 40 antique fire engines, 1806 to 1956. Its premier collection and exhibits has made it a national museum, detailing the culture and technology of the American urban firefighting community since the late 1700s.
Also named as one of the top five children's museums in Maryland by CBS Baltimore, it provides seven school, camp and adult tours and activities. Tours are available for every age and comprehension level, including special needs adults and children.
There are many hands-on activities, including pulling fire hose up into the firehouse tower, dressing up in fire gear, and climbing on a 1938 Mack Pumper in the Discovery Room.
Among the many exhibits are a reconstructed, 1871 Firehouse, the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 video, artifacts and 2 apparatus that fought in the fire, and the new Baltimore City Alarm Offices. In addition, five videos portray the three eras of urban firefighting, major fires, and technology as it changed over the last two centuries.
The exhibits show how firefighters developed the concept of Emergency Preparedness though innovation and organization in the pursuit of fire safety and protection.
Debuting, May 3, 2014, the Baltimore City Alarm Office Exhibit has been expanded to five Alarm Offices, representing four eras of telegraph and computer operations from 1880 to 2010. Visitors can pull an alarm box and see the call come in and see the Operator send out the code to all the firehouses.
The Fire Museum is available for Children's and Adult Birthday Parties, event rentals and conferences, write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.