As my time as a “LHIPster” comes to a close, I think it is important to take a look back on all of the unique experiences and enriching opportunities that I have had throughout the past 10 weeks.
So with that, my first take away from this internship program is learning about a place that has … Read more
For Latino Conservation Week, I teamed up with my fellow C&O Canal LHIP intern up in Great Falls in Potomac, Maryland. Together, we planned a day of activities for young children to experience the C&O Canal and learn more about what the park offers. Ultimately, our hope was that kids would walk away with the feeling that this park belonged … Read more
A few weeks ago LHIP/National Park Service gave me the opportunity to be part of another project, but this one is located in Misty Mount, Maryland. I learned so much from this trip that I want it to share you!
So, as a reminder from my first blog, I’m working for Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), what I … Read more
This past week I had a chance to explore a larger stretch of the C&O Canal Great Falls, MD section… this time in a Gator. For those of you who do not know what a Gator is, it is basically an ATV used primarily on large plots of land. This city girl had never been on a Gator so the … Read more
My name is Patricia Miguel and I am working at the Great Falls, Maryland location. I am local to the area but I am not all too familiar with the C&O Canal. This exciting opportunity will surely change that as I learn about the deep social history that is embedded in the cultural and natural resources of Great Falls. Being … Read more
As I was researching on the history of the C&O Canal, I came across some interesting facts that resemble todays patterns of migration and immigrant workers.
According to the history of the C&O Canal, Canal board members realized that they didn’t have sufficient laborers to take on the task of building the canal. Late in 1828, the canal board decided … Read more
The C&O Canal has over 100 years of pure history. The government acquired the canal in 1938 and it soon became a National Park in 1971. It was America’s early transportation; the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River … Read more
As we creep into July, the days in the Capital region are getting hotter and more humid with little to no relief in sight. Our park has enjoyed weekends full of visitors enjoying the park’s splendor with their friends and family.
I’m on my 4th week of my internship at the C&O Canal at Great Falls and so far it has been great. All the rangers and seasonals here at the park have been more than welcoming (I even feel like a ranger myself). I’ve had the chance to visit all the C&O Canal sites from Hagerstown, Williamsport, Georgetown and … Read more
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This week, I got to thinking about all the outdoor activities I’ve had the opportunity to engage in over the past three weeks of my internship. I’ve been biking and hiking all over … Read more