Upcoming Events

Join Washington County Historical Society as we explore the history of the C&O Canal! We invite participants to register for our walking, cycling, hiking, and sightseeing month-long event. As a host of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, Water/Ways, WCHS is excited to partner with local businesses and tourism outlets to encourage visitors and residents to get out and enjoy the Canal!

Participants will track their walking, cycling, and hiking miles by recording them on their own tracking log or by signing up for a free account with Alltrails. The AllTrails App can be dowloaded for free with any Android or Apple device. If the GPS locator is turned on, the C&O Canal Towpath Trail, Section #3 can be accessed and miles and steps can be recorded.

Registration can be completed online and all materials (activity schedules, coupons, maps, trail information, and t-shirts) can be picked up from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Miller House Museum. Additional details will be emailed to all registered participants as the event gets closer.

During the event, activities will take place along the Canal to encourage participants to enjoy the beauty surrounding this important waterway. Activities include: children’s activities, guided walking tours, painting workshop by the canal, and rides on the C&O Canal NHP canal boats.

All registered participants will be entered into a drawing to win these great prizes:

One Year Family Membership to Discovery Station

One Year Family Membership to the Miller House Museum

Upcycled hand-woven tote bag and handmade jewelry

Two passes for a Brunch and Kayak trip from River and Trail Outfitters

 

September 7, 2019

Walk, Cycle, Hike, Sightsee Fundraiser (C&O Canal)

Join Washington County Historical Society as we explore the history of the C&O Canal! We invite participants to register for our walking, cycling, hiking, and sightseeing month-long event. As a host of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, Water/Ways, WCHS is excited to partner with local businesses and tourism outlets to encourage visitors and residents to get out and enjoy the Canal! Participants will track their walking, cycling, and hiking miles by recording them on their own tracking log or by signing up for a free account with Alltrails. The AllTrails App can be dowloaded for free with any Android or Apple device. If the GPS locator is turned on, the C&O Canal Towpath Trail, Section #3 can be accessed and miles and steps can be recorded. Registration can be completed online and all materials (activity schedules, coupons, maps, trail information, and t-shirts) can be picked up from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Miller House Museum. Additional details will be emailed to all registered participants as the event gets closer. During the event, activities will take place along the Canal to encourage participants to enjoy the beauty surrounding this important waterway. Activities include: children’s activities, guided walking tours, painting workshop by the canal, and […]
January 9, 2018

Tips for the At-Home Archivist

By Anna Cueto Prior to becoming the curator for the Miller House Museum, I trained at the University of Pittsburgh to become an archivist. It’s one of the top archives programs in the country, and I say this not to completely toot my own horn, but because attending the program taught me some extremely valuable information about handling items like film, photographs, and documents. And I like sharing that information with people, but with one large change: I like to teach people how to archive on a budget. The holidays are a perfect time to think about archiving or preserving your family photographs, movies, and other memories, because often, you already are planning on seeing the people who hold most of the information that you need! So with the holidays in mind, here is a short guide to gathering, organizing, and storing your family photographs like an archivist. The first and most important thing is to evaluate what you have, what you would like to save, and how you are currently storing it. Artifacts are like people – they do not like to be too hot or cold, too wet or too dry, and they really do not like being […]