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PNC Legacy Project grant to help fund C&O Canal research

May 10, 2009

Nine nonprofit organizations representing six Maryland counties and Baltimore City were honored as recipients of the PNC Foundation's PNC Legacy Project grants at a luncheon April 21 at the Baltimore headquarters of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Carol Appenzellar, reference associate for the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, accepted a $6,100 grant for the project, "The Economic Impact of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on Canal Communities in Washington County Maryland."

A Web site with photographs, letters, brochures, historic newspaper articles, and oral history audio-visual clips, along with three public panel discussions, shows the influence of the C&O Canal in Washington County communities.

A joint effort of the PNC Foundation and the Maryland Humanities Council, the grant program is an effort to honor and preserve the unique history of local communities, events and individuals across the state of Maryland.

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As part of the PNC Legacy Project, the nonprofit organizations were the recipients of competitive grants designed to support community-based initiatives. The Maryland Humanities Council is managing the grant program on behalf of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

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