'The Grand Old Ditch'

West End Library

'The Grand Old Ditch'

The past, present, and future of the C&O Canal

Judith Welles, a Canal Trust Board member and local history author, will provide historic highlights and photographs of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, including the canal’s role in the Civil War, in a talk to be held Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. 

She will describe current-day challenges facing the C&O Canal National Historical Park in the wake of budget cuts and the recent failed park fee proposal and activities of the C&O Canal Trust, the official nonprofit partner of the national park. The Canal Trust works to raise funds to preserve the Park for future generations and to broaden support through programs that highlight the Park’s historical, natural and cultural heritage and recreational opportunities. 

Please join us!