Canalling through History on the C&O

Canalling through History on the C&O
5 sessions, 7.5 hours

Award-winning writer and teacher Jim Rada is your guide for this journey through time down the C & O Canal. Did you ever wonder why the long canal from Cumberland to Georgetown is important enough to be a National Park? Learn how the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on the Potomac River was conceived, built and functioned. Hear the stories of lockkeepers, canallers and construction workers on the canal. Find out how one Supreme Court judge saved the canal from being turned into a scenic parkway.

Instructor: Jim Rada has written many works of historical fiction and non-fiction history, including three novels about the C&O Canal. He has also written a number of articles about the history of and events on the canal. Jim is a full-time freelance writer who has received numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, Associated Press, Maryland State Teachers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc. for newspaper writing.

ILR267 Canalling through History on the C&O
4 digit #: 3590
Tuesday, 10:30 am – noon, Feb. 28 – March 28
Location: FCC Conference Center/E123
Tuition: $30  Fee: $69    Total: $99
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $69

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