C&O Canal History

C&O Canal Interpretive Ranger to Present Talk at Gordon-Roberts Fourth Friday Tea

September 27 • 11:00am
Gordon-Roberts House

CUMBERLAND MD – The 2019 Allegany County Historical Society Fourth Friday Tea Series continues on September 27th with an 11 AM presentation on the history and importance of the C&O Canal by Park Service Interpretive RangerStephanie Siemek.

Stephanie was a seasonal ranger for two years and today serves as the lead interpretative ranger at the Cumberland Visitor Center. As an interpretative ranger, hercore focus is to guide visitors back in time to tell the story of hope, strife, and tenacity – the main ingredients that went into building the canal. Once the canal was complete, the hard-times were not over. The long days and nights, and low wages would soon become the regular walk of life for the canal boat operators and lock tenders.

As an Interpretative Ranger, Stephanie’s goal is to engage the public in these stories, where you can often find her leading tours in the C&O Canal museum at the Cumberland Visitor Center, The Cumberland(the full size, Canal Boat Replica at The Canal Place Festival Grounds), and the Paw Paw Tunnel.  Private tours are offered upon request. 

To reserve tickets call 301-777-8678 or email [email protected]
Reservations are required. Ticket prices are discounted for ACHS members and memberships can be purchased at the door.

The Allegany County Historical Society has served Allegany County since their founding in 1937.  The society provides stewardship and educational programming for three historic buildings, the Union Grove One Room School House, the F. Brooke Whiting House and their headquarters at the Gordon-Roberts House at 218 Washington Street, Cumberland.

For More Information Contact:
Dave Williams at 301-724-2450 or [email protected]