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Porch Pickin' Bluegrass Event

C&O Canal National Historical Park News Release
Release Date: 09/29/2011
For Immediate Release
Hollie Lynch, Park Ranger, (301) 491-0149

Porch Pickin’ Bluegrass Event October 22, 2011
in Hancock, Maryland

Please join us for the Porch Pickin’ Bluegrass Event on Saturday, October 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Hancock Visitor Center, located at 439 E. Main Street in Hancock, Maryland 21750.

Friends and families bring a chair and come enjoy local musicians playing bluegrass favorites. The event is free and open to the public.

The C&O Canal’s Hancock Visitor Center, also known as the Bowles House, is open Memorial Day weekend through October 30th, Friday to Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The historic house features a variety of videos, photographs and exhibits that interpret the stories of families who lived and worked along the C&O Canal near Hancock, Maryland. Nature and history programs and activities for youth and families are available upon request.

For more information please contact the C&O Canal’s Hancock Visitor Center at (301) 745-5877 or visit the website at .