African-American CCC Camps Along The C&O Canal Research Presentation

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Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center

11710 Macarthur Boulevard

Potomac, MD 20854

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Join the C&O Canal Trust on Sunday, February 25 from 12-1 p.m. for a presentation by historian Dr. Josh Howard about two African American Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps that existed along the C&O Canal National Historical Park from 1938-1942. Located near Cabin John and Carderock, Maryland, the camps were established as a part of the New Deal program and are a unique lens to examine the African American experience in the CCC. The presentation will take place at the Historic Great Falls Tavern, located at 11710 Macarthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854.

The lecture is limited to 25 people, and although the event is free, RSVPs are required. The parking fee at Great Falls will be waived for people who have RSVPed for the lecture. Interested guests can visit www.canaltrust.org to sign up.

After the presentation, guests and other interested community members are invited to a free open house at Lockhouse 10 along Clara Barton Parkway for guided tours by Howard and other C&O Canal Trust staff from 1:30-4:30 p.m. During the tours, guests will learn about the lives of the canal’s African American CCC workers, their education, the work they completed along the canal, and more. RSVPs are not required for the open house, and all are welcome to attend.

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11710 Macarthur Boulevard

Potomac, MD 20854

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