Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association has received a $15,000 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant to support the 2021 World Canals Conference. The conference is scheduled for August 30-September 2, 2021 at Hagerstown’s Maryland Theatre.
Each year the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority provides dollar-for-dollar matching project grants to non-profit organizations for projects located within a certified Maryland heritage area. Our conference is located in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Tours will take attendees to two other heritage areas, Montgomery County Heritage Area and Passages of the Western Potomac Heritage Area.
Last year a Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area mini-grant helped the Association fund the construction of the conference website, wcc2021.org.
The World Canals Conference is an annual event that attracts canal enthusiasts from around the world. Our 2021 conference will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.