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Youth Summit Event To Be Held Today At Canal Place

May 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

With a Certified Local Government grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission and staff have partnered with Braddock Middle School to develop a first-ever Youth Summit- and the highlight is an event today at Canal Place. During the 2015-2016 school year, this project has brought together local youth, educators, and preservation partners to investigate and engage with historic places in Cumberland. The summit will give participating students real-world experience with a day focused on hands-on preservation maintenance and intensive sessions on using architecture as artifact, archival research, and place-based interpretation.  Kathy McKenney, Historic Planner and Preservation Coordinator, talked about today’s activities which include a visit to Canal Place, the Footer Dye Works building and the Scenic Railroad…





 

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