Excerpt from WCBC:
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.