Now that the holidays are behind us and Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl are still a few weeks away, it’s time to review our New Year’s resolutions. One that you should consider making is to spend some time volunteering in our community. I know that you visit the historic district and marvel at how far it has come back from the terrible flood of 2016, but that only happened because so many people gave so selflessly of their time and expertise. The B&O Museum, Ellicott City Station, recently sent out a request for volunteers. Now that the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is managing the museum and opening it to all of us with no admission charge, it needs help keeping things going. One fun thing is becoming a historical re-enactor and telling people who visit what it was like during the Civil War or World War II. My son Dave was a Civil War re-enactor there in high school and really learned a lot — not just about history, but also about how to interact with the public and how to work a cash register. The museum also needs behind the scenes help with research, data entry and exhibit planning. To volunteer, call 410-313-1945. And by the way, the LEGO train exhibit continues in the Freight House through Jan. 28. Thousands of volunteer hours went into that display.