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P286 Memorial Bell at Railroad Square
In 2020, volunteers from the Friends of Historic Brunswick worked to repoint the brickwork, clean the encasement, clean and repair the bell, and landscape around the P286 memorial bell in Railroad Square. With additional funds, the Friends hope to install an electric ringing system so the bell can more easily ring out with the simple push of a button and purchase new plaques to replace the damaged ones. This article gives more information about the monument.
Butterfly Garden and Performance Pad
The concrete pad in Railroad Square was an underutilized space originally intended for the move of the WB Tower. The Friends have transformed it to a raised bed butterfly garden and music performance pad, with future goals to lay brickwork for permanent raised flower beds complete with lighting and electric for evening performance use.
The Caboose project, currently in progress, utilizes volunteers from Friends of Historic Brunswick with physical labor such as painting, and general maintenance. Volunteers also assist with fundraising, interpreting the caboose for events such as Railroad Days, and educating the public about its restoration.
The B&O Cart
Donated to the Brunswick Heritage Museum by the daughter of cherished Brunswick citizen Lee Smith, the B&O luggage cart is currently in storage while funds are raised for a full restoration. The City has secured an approved location for the restored cart near the historic train station in Railroad Square from the Maryland Historical Trust.
Support for WB Tower Move
The Friends of Historic Brunswick will support the relocation and restoration of the WB Tower in a variety of ways including education and promotion. Volunteers previously assisted the city with securing grant funds to be used for the move. The "WB" of the name- often mistaken as meaning "west bound"- is the telegraphic call sign of the tower.