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Schedule of Events

August 23, 2000

Schedule of Events



Twenty Fourth Annual Williamsport C&O Canal Days



Schedule of events


Free parking available, U.S. 11 at Springfield Lane

Friday, Aug. 25


5 to 8 p.m. - Crocker Nye Road Band at the Visitor's Center

7 to 10 p.m. - Street dance corner of Conococheague and Salisbury streets

Saturday, Aug. 26


Trolley rides to the canal basin. Tickets available at information booth.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Arts and crafts market

Byron Memorial Park, Visit the fire prevention trailer sponsored by Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - South Mountain Relic & Coin Club

Community building display of local artifacts

Williamsport Visitor Center

Activities and demonstrations:

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  • 10:30 a.m. to noon - Lock 44 dedication ceremony
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Mike Myers, blacksmith
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Frank Galvin, wildlife rehabilitator
  • 1 p.m. - Stanley Dickinson, "The Driving Force of Iron"
  • 2 p.m. - Mike High, author of "C&O Canal Companion" (Book signing at 1:30 p.m.)
  • 2:30 p.m. - "The Canal Era" slide presentation
  • 5 to 8 p.m. - 19th-century Music by Gilmore, Light Ensemble


Exhibits and displays


all weekend

  • DNR Fisheries Service - Fishing facts display and information at Wolfe's on the Square
  • C&O Canal artifacts display - Civil War encampment, hospital and laundry
  • Meet the mules and friends - Model canal boat display by Donald Obitts
  • C&O Canal volunteer exhibit - Antique machinery, Frank Artz
  • Concessions by Williamsport Ambulance Service
  • Historic and vintage clothing
  • Tri-County Bassmasters
  • Model railroad display
Photo display


Bowman Trucking display

Noon to 4 p.m. - Springfield Museum

Displays include C&O Canal "That Magnificent Ditch," local history and memorabilia.

Noon to 5 p.m. - Visit the C&O Canal Museum

139 W. Potomac St., adjacent to the Cushwa Basin. See the canal boat donated by J.P. Mose who worked on the canal. See Beckley Harsh's picture display.

Band shell entertainment

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Mike Rohrer, Matchbox Productions - Music and announcements

7 to 9:30 p.m. - Pool party at L. Beard Miller Pool by Matchbox Productions. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, Aug. 27


Trolley rides to the canal basin. Tickets available at information booth.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Arts and crafts market

Byron Memorial Park; fire prevention trailer sponsored by Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - South Mountain Relic & Coin Club

Community Building display of local artifacts

10 a.m. - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Williamsport Visitor Center

Activities and demonstrations

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Mike Myers, blacksmith
  • 10 a.m. - "Rock 'n' Along the Canal" by Stanley Dickinson
  • 11 a.m. - "Boating Safety" by Tri County Bassmasters
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Frank Galvin, "Birds of Prey" exhibit
  • 1 p.m. - "The Western Maryland Railroad and Williamsport"
  • 2 p.m. - "By River, By Rail, By Road" walking tour of the canal in Williamsport
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