WVC&P Railroad Public History Events

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Friends of Blackwater and Aurora Research Associates are hosting 6 public history events this summer in communities along the former West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railroad (aka Western Maryland Railway).  These programs are funded by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. The events are free of charge, open to everyone, and will include:

  • Presentation sharing Aurora’s research on the WVC&P and historic buildings along the railroad
  • Updates about planning and studies for a potential National Historic Trail
  • Opportunity to talk history with our team and other community members, and share your knowledge
  • Light refreshments

You can attend any meeting that is convenient for you. Our schedule is below.

Click on these links to download copies of the presentation slides and draft Historic Resource Study. Please contact us with any corrections, additions, or comments!

WVC&P RR Public Meeting Presentation slides

WVC&P RR Public Meeting Slides with Notes

WVCP RR Historic Resource Survey Report_DRAFT

Date Time Town Venue Address
Monday, July 10

6:30 pm

Keyser American Legion 66 S. Main Street

Keyser, WV

Monday, July 11

6:30 pm

Carpendale Carpendale Town Hall N. Cedar St (north of Davis Ave.)
Saturday, August 5

2:00 pm

Piedmont American Legion 10 Green Street

Piedmont WV

Sunday, August 6

2:00 pm

Parsons Parsons Depot 105 Davis Street

Parsons, WV

Sunday, August 6

6:30 pm

Thomas Buxton & Landstreet Building 571 Douglas Road

Thomas, WV

Monday, August 7

3:00 pm

Cumberland Allegany Museum 3 Pershing Street

Cumberland MD

Hope to see you there!

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Steam Engine

This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Courtney is the owner and principal of Aurora Research Associates, LLC, an historic preservation consulting firm.

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