Find Your Park and Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service

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Date: August 23, 2016
Contact: Geoff Suiter, 301-582-0813

Williamsport, MD – The National Park Service is turning 100 years old on August 25 and C&O Canal National Historical Park wants you to join the party! Come visit the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, MD and celebrate with the following free events:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Come celebrate our Centennial!

11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm: Enjoy a free canal launch boat program, including a tour of Lockhouse 44. Stop in the Visitor Center to sign up!

12:00pm: Help uscelebrate the National Park Service 100th birthday with free cake and lemonade in the Cushwa visitor center!

Saturday August 27, 2016

9:00am-4:30pm: Visitor Center is open with exhibits, movies and our Bike Loaner program; C&O Canal Bike Patrol will be discussing bike safety

9:00am-4:00pm: Trolley Barn is open with exhibits, movies, and hands-on activities for children

10:00am-2:00pm: Meet the Mules – C&O Canal mules will be outside the Cushwa visitor center. Stop by and learn all about the animals that powered the canal.

10:30am-1:30pm: “The Lonesome Fiddle Ramblers” – Live interpretive music performance in the Trolley Barn

2:30pm: “Iron: Dig It” - C&O Canal volunteer Steve Hatleberg will present a discussion on the colonial iron industry in the Trolley Barn.

10:00am-3:30pm: Join a Ranger for the Canal Launch boat ride and program. Tours will be available between the Railroad Lift Bridge and Lockhouse 44, and around the newly accessible Cushwa Basin. Stop in the Visitor Center for details!

Sunday August 28, 2016

9:00am-4:30pm: Visitor Center is open with exhibits, movies and our Bike Loaner program


9:00am-4:00pm: Trolley Barn is open with exhibits, movies, and hands-on activities for children


10:00am-3:30pm: Join a Ranger for the Canal Launch boat ride and program. Tours will be available between the Railroad Lift Bridge and Lockhouse 44, and around the newly accessible Cushwa Basin. Stop in the Visitor Center for details!

10:00am-2:00pm: Meet the Mules – C&O Canal mules will be outside the Cushwa visitor center. Stop by and learn all about the animals that powered the canal.

12:00pm-3:00pm: “Songs and Stories of Old Canal Days, with Matthew Dodd” – Interpretive music performance

3:30pm:  Monarch Butterflies talk and presentation by Dave Kaplan in the Trolley Barn, with a butterfly walk to follow, weather permitting.



Last updated: August 23, 2016

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