Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum Selected As One of Three Worldwide Finalists for Tourism Award

Show Your Support and Help the Museum Win By Voting Online

BALTIMORE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum has been chosen as one of three worldwide finalists by Tourism Cares for Tomorrow and Smithsonian magazine for the annual Sustainable Tourism Award for Preservation. The award honors members of the travel and tourism industry who are committed to protecting our cultural and historic treasures.

The winner will be selected via online votes at http://www.sustainabletourismawards.com/. Beginning today, you can vote once a day from the same email address until October 31, 2005. Cast your vote to help the Museum achieve this global mark of distinction! As a winner, the Museum would also receive a $20,000 grant to facilitate the restoration and preservation of one of Baltimore’s treasures.

“We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist for the Sustainable Tourism Award for Preservation. The nomination speaks volumes about the Museum’s reputation within the international preservation community,” stated Courtney B. Wilson, executive director for the Museum. “It is our hope that our many members, visitors and friends will show their support by voting for the Museum.”

About the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For additional information on the Museum, please visit http://www.borail.org/.

About Tourism Cares for Tomorrow

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow is a non-profit that benefits society by preserving, conserving and promoting the responsible use of the world’s natural, cultural and historic treasures supporting education and research to help secure the positive future of travel and tourism worldwide. For additional information about Tourism Cares for Tomorrow, please go to http://www.tourismcaresfortomorrow.com/.

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