C&O Canal Invites Visitors to Join Ongoing Park Summer Programs

By | 2017-07-20T09:56:28+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park invites the public to join our park interpreters to discover the canal’s fascinating, and sometimes overlooked, stories and history. All programs are free and suitable for visitors of all ages. Cumberland Area: On Fridays from 12 pm to 4 pm, the replica canal boat “The Cumberland” is

Canal Place Presents Moana for Movies Under The Stars on Saturday Night

By | 2017-07-17T12:24:40+00:00 July 17th, 2017|News|

Canal Place will host Movies Under The Stars this Saturday, July 22 at dusk. Featured movie will be Moana, 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is Rated PG – Parental Guidance Suggested, some material may not be suitable for children.

Independence Day at Canal Place

By | 2017-06-27T14:53:23+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News|

Come celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday evening with a free concert at Canal Place as part of Cumberland Comes Alive concert series presented by Burgmeier’s Hauling. The Potomac Concert Band will take the stage at Canal Place on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 pm.  The Potomac Concert Band based in Cumberland, is a community concert

Frostburg Arion Band Performing Friday, Shades of Blues Saturday Evening at Canal Place

By | 2017-06-07T09:10:22+00:00 June 7th, 2017|News|

Celebrate Heritage Days Weekend on Friday and Saturday nights with free concerts at Canal Place as part of Cumberland Comes Alive concert series presented by Burgmeier’s Hauling. Frostburg Arion Band will take the Stage at Canal Place on Friday, June 9 at 6:30 pm. Then, on Saturday evening June 10, The Shades of Blues, will

Weather It Together: Protecting Maryland’s Historic Buildings from Floods

By | 2017-04-12T11:43:01+00:00 April 12th, 2017|News|

Join the Maryland Historical Trust and Partners for Weather It Together: Protecting Maryland's Historic Buildings from Floods May 25th * 8AM-5PM * Crownsville Please join us for a  Weather It Together workshop hosted by the Maryland Historical Trust to address flooding and historic buildings. The workshop will cover how to plan for nuisance flooding and

C&O Canal Towpath Closure at Paw Paw Tunnel

By | 2017-04-05T11:15:03+00:00 April 5th, 2017|News|

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

African-American Heritage Preservation Program Grant Workshops Scheduled

By | 2017-03-16T09:13:43+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News|

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

Celebration of Irish History and Music at the Historic Great Falls Tavern

By | 2017-03-14T11:05:37+00:00 March 14th, 2017|News|

On Sunday, March 19, join us at the Great Falls Tavern located in the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) to discover the story and song of the Irish.  Canal Historian Dr. Karen Gray will explore the history of Irish immigrants and the C&O Canal story. Historic illustrations and narratives of 19th

Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Adds New Grant Opportunity

By | 2017-03-02T16:06:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|News|

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

Temporary Closure of C&O Canal NHP Cumberland Visitor Center

By | 2017-02-23T16:58:30+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|News|

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