Consider spending a night in an antebellum lock house in Edwards Ferry, Md., next to the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. There is space to sleep eight in the tiny brick house, furnished as it would have been during the Civil War.
You could call it living the simple life. There is no heat, no running water, no electricity and no kitchen in the 1830-era house. There is an outdoor fire ring for cooking as well as an outdoor portable toilet. Just one-third of a mile away is a water supply.
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The C&O Canal Trust is one of just eight local philanthropic park partners from across the country to be selected for the 2013 Park Rangers Project, which will teach best practices and offer strategic consulting.
The Park Rangers Project is funded and organized through the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
“As the official nonprofit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, the C&O Canal Trust is very pleased ...Read more
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
by Susan Belford, Potomac Almanac
Potomac, Md. — About 230 people came out to the C&O Historic Great Falls Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a boot-stompin’ fun-filled evening of music, dancing, chili with all the fixins’, experiential auction items and re-enactments of the Civil War — and all for a good cause. They partied to benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park.Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2012
by Alicia Notarianni, Herald Mail
Williamsport, Md. — It was a sore amid the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park’s towpath.
The Big Slackwater section of the popular 184.5-mile hiking and biking trail was closed after flooding in 1996 and deteriorated into a treacherous ridge overrun with brambles, thistles and poisonous plants.
The 2.7-mile stretch along the Potomac River near Williamsport was the sole disruption in the path that runs ...Read more
Thursday, July 19, 2012
by Karen Gardner, Frederick News-Post
Tuscarora, Md. — It took a combination of efforts and some good weather to get a group of children from the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County to work in a garden at the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
The children, ages 5 to 11, spent two days last week weeding and planting cabbages and chives, as well as parsley and other herbs. Later this summer, they will get to help harvest the plants from ...Read more