Downtown Cumberland makes it easy to find the perfect gift and support local businesses while shopping for friends and family (or even yourself!) at the annual Moonlight Madness event on Thursday, December 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every year, for one special evening during the holiday season, downtown stores stay open late and…

The Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority will not meet during December 2016. Their next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the third floor conference room of the Western Maryland Railway Station at 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Nearly $2.7 million awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority CROWNSVILLE, MD (July 12, 2016) – The Hogan administration announced that 52 matching grants totaling $2,699,532 were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations through the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority…

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will provide a cooperative management framework to Maryland and West Virginia, eighteen counties within those states, all levels of government and the…

We regret to announce that the Red, White & Bluegrass event with Grand Ole’ Ditch scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 8 PM at Canal Place has been cancelled. The forecast of rain during set up time and severe weather at show time requires us to make a decision that ensures the safety of all…