Historian John Frye will discuss the fascinating story of the C&O Canal and the history of transportation along the Potomac River. This is the third lecture in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s 2016 Lecture Series and is titled, “George Washington DID NOT Build the C&O Canal: The Story of Potomac River Navigation, and the Rise and Demise of the C&O Canal” will be presented on Sunday, Apr. 10 at 2pm at St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville.
Mr. Frye, a native of Lovettsville, is the legendary chief historian and curator of the Western Maryland Room of the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown. Mr. Frye founded the Western Maryland Room, a repository for the history and genealogy of central and western Maryland and nearby states, almost 50 years ago.