Oldtown, MD – The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will be performing a rock scaling project along the towpath at the northern or downstream portal of the Paw Paw Tunnel (Mile 155.2) starting early April 2017. Rock scaling is the physical removal of loose rock and unstable surface materials that pose…

Grant program funds African-American historic and cultural capital projects CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are pleased to announce workshops regarding grants available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) for Fiscal Year 2018.  Several workshops are being offered across the…

Communities, Nonprofits and Others Can Apply by March 31 The Maryland Environmental Trust with funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has added a new Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grant to the suite of grant awards now available through its Keep Maryland Beautiful program. “The new grant opportunity provides support…

Cumberland, MD – The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) and Allegany County Tourism Visitor Center at 13 Canal Street will be closed to the public beginning Sunday, February 26, 2017 for approximately two weeks while major heating and air conditioning work is completed in the Western Maryland Railway Station.  The closure…

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) will offer special programming in conjunction with the Allegany Museum and the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “The Way We Worked.” These special programs will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the C&O Canal NHP Visitor Center located at 13 Canal Street in…

MDOT to Hold Public Workshops to Discuss Funding Sources, Project Requirements and Priority Areas As part of efforts to expand bicycling and walking options, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its State Highway Administration (SHA) will hold two public workshops next month with the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to encourage projects that…

Are you located within the boundaries of the Canal Place Heritage Area? Are you interested in learning more about grants that are available for capital and non-capital projects and projects relating to the preservation of historical, archeological, natural and cultural resources and heritage tourism? If so, you will want to attend one of the upcoming…

Bring the whole family to the Western Maryland Railway Station at Canal Place (13 Canal Street) on Saturday, December 10 from 1 – 5 pm and enjoy a free Holiday Open House. Explore our historic train station filled with music, trees, and decorations. Bring the kids for a whimsical afternoon with a very merry Santa…