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Cultural and Historical Trips

Winter 2014


Spring 2014


C & O Highlights

Join Western Maryland and C&O Canal historian John Frye on this C&O Canal tour to Oldtown, MD and the Paw Paw Tunnel, WV. We will begin our tour on the main campus of the College, with a brief overview of C&O Canal history. We will then board the HCC motor coach for our exploration of the C&O Canal historical sites,the Paw Paw Tunnel,(2,133 foot mountain tunnel dating from the mid 1800's) and Oldtown, MD . At Paw Paw Tunnel, you may choose to walk the approximate 1/2 mile to the tunnel mouth or enjoy the entire through-tunnel roundtrip walk which is approximately 1.5 miles in length. Please bring a flashlight for the tunnel walk and wear water resistant shoes. Tunnel towpath may be wet and uneven in areas. At Oldtown we will also tour the historic Cresap Museum in the home of 1764 home of Michael Cresap. Tour fee includes: transportation via HCC College Motor Coach and on-site historical interpretation by John Frye, entrance fee to the Cresap Museum. A complete itinerary will and departure point map will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. Activity level is low to moderate based upon participants choice at each site. Trip will depart from the HCC Main Campus, parking Lot F. Please bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-139-K1 | 05/04/14-05/04/14 | J. Frye | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Cathedral Highlights Tour

Our National Cathedral tour and tea will begin with a visit with an organ demonstration on the Cathedrals famous pipe organ featuring 10,650 pipes. We will then join a National Cathedral docent who will guide us through the beautiful Cathedral Highlights tour. As we tour this sacred spot, breathe in the serenity and calm of the soaring stained glass windows and intricate stonework. Our tour will be followed by a lovely 3:00PM tea served in the St. Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. This is a beautiful wood paneled room with magnificent views of the city. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following our tea we will have an opportunity to do some shopping at the Cathedral Museum & Book Store and Herb Cottage gift shop. Fee includes: transportation on the HCC motorcoach, gratuity, all entrance fees, and the Tour and Tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-217-K1 | 05/14/14-05/14/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Winterthur Gardens

Come spend the day at Winterthur, the beautiful DuPont family estate and gardens. This extraordinary home with azalea filled gardens and museum will delight your senses and offer an inspirational spring tour. This special trip will also feature a docent led tour of the Costumes of Downton Abbey, an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. This wonderful tour includes: docent led garden, house and Costumes of Downton Abbey tour, with time to explore the many other museum exhibits, gardens and fantastic Winterthur museum store. Fully equipped motor coach transportation, gratuity, and entrance fees are also included. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Winterthur Visitors Center Garden Cafe. A complete itinerary and departure point parking map will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date. Space is limited! Sign up early for this very popular tour.

Fee: $75 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-349-K1 | 05/01/14-05/01/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Hans Herr Indian Steps

Join Roger Swartz on this new historical journey to York and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Our first stop is the historic Indian Steps Museum located along the Susquehanna River. The Indian Steps Museum, named for the "steps" carved over ten thousand years ago in the nearby Susquehanna River's rocks by early people of the region; is a remarkable storehouse for an outstanding collection of Native American artifacts found along the "steps" in the early 1900's. After touring the Indian Steps Museum, we will continue on to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum in Lancaster County. The Hans Herr House is the oldest homestead in the County and the oldest original Mennonite Meeting House still standing in the Western Hemisphere. The House and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts relating to the history, life, and faith of Lancaster County's first European settlers. In addition to the house and museum, is a fascinating replica of a Native American longhouse built in the spring of 2013 to realistically depict the Native American history of this area in Pennsylvania. Tour includes: Transportation on HCC Motor Coach, en-route lectures by Roger Swartz and all entrance fees. Please bring a brown bag lunch. A complete itinerary and departure point map will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date. Departure is from the HCC Main Campus.

Fee: $60 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-433-L1 | 06/28/14-06/28/14 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Dumbarton Oaks

Join DC Tour Director Carol Bessette for this interesting new tour featuring historic Dumbarton Oaks and a unique "Wild and Wooly" tour of Washington. We will begin our day with a Museum and Garden tour of Dumbarton Oaks, followed by an all-inclusive buffet lunch at the Vantage Point restaurant, featuring a lovely view of Washington. In the afternoon we will explory the "Wild and Wooly" side of Washington. We are accustomed to our Nation?s Capital being filled with artwork depicting the great leaders of the country, or else the heroic ?every man? who stepped forward in time of need (as we see in some of our war memorials). But there is another side to Washington?s artistic heritage . . . the small and the not-so-small four-legged inhabitants of Washington. This tour will introduce you to some of the fuzzy and furry, and not just the horses of famous generals . . . And if we are lucky, we might also find some finned or feathered friends also! . Tour includes: transportation on HCC motor coach, all-inclusive lunch, entrance fees and tour with Carol Bessette. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date.

Fee: $80 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-434-L1 | 06/17/14-06/17/14 | C. Bessette | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Steam Into History

Calling all train enthusiasts and history fans! Join author and historian Bob Savitt for this great new train trip! Experience rail travel as it was during the Civil War aboard on an 1860s era replica steam train. Ride the Northern Central Railway route President Abraham Lincoln traveled on his way to deliver the famous Gettysburg Address. Visit the fully restored Hanover Junction train station, home to historic train memorabilia and more. Trip experience includes: en-route historical narration by Bob Savitt, train ride from New Freedom Pennsylvania to historic Hanover Junction aboard 1860?s replica steam train, with narration and Civil War songs by Jeff Greenawalt. We will be stopping on the way back to Hagerstown for an all-inclusive dinner at an area restaurant. Transportation will be aboard a fully equipped motor coach, gratuities included. We will stop for lunch on your own at the Markets at Shrewsbury featuring Amish markets and area food favorites. Itinerary and departure point parking map will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $102 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-435-L1 | 06/14/14-06/14/14 | R. Savitt | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


St. Michaels Tour

Join John Frye and friends on this great opportunity to visit historic St. Michaels! This wonderful tour will begins with an all-inclusive lunch at the Crab Claw restaurant followed by a delightful 1- hour cruise on the Patriot, a 65-foot steel vessel that will treat you to a climate controlled cruise along the waterways of the Chesapeake. We will then join our guide at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum established in 1965 and dedicated to preserving the heritage of the entire Chesapeake Bay. The Museum contains the largest and most complete collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs tracing the cultural history of the Chesapeake Bay as well as a historically furnished light house open for tour. Take your time exploring the watermen's boats and exhibits. You will enjoy every moment in the fantastic museum! Fee includes:seat,fully equipped motor coach transportation/gratuity, all inclusive Crab Claw lunch, guided tour of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum and Chesapeake Cruise on the Patriot. Portions of the trip fee will be non-refundable after June 6th. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date.

Fee: $112 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-140-L1 | 06/22/14-06/22/14 | J. Frye | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. There is an additional admissions fee of $6 to the DAR Library.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-L1 | 06/03/14-06/03/14 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. Our motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping! Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-L1 | 06/03/14-06/03/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


George Washington

Join historian Roger Swartz on this historical journey focusing on four key historical sites for George Washington and his command during the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War in the Winchester, Virginia area. Tour will include: Fort Edwards, Washington's Office, Adam Stephen House, Abram's Delight and walking tour of Winchester. Transportation aboard the HCC Motor Coach, departure from the main College Campus. A complete itinerary and departure point map will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. Lunch on your own in an area restaurant.

Fee: $56 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-222-K1 | 05/17/14-05/17/14 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Summer 2014


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. There is an additional admissions fee of $6 to the DAR Library.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-A1 | 07/29/14-07/29/14 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. Our motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping! Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-A1 | 07/29/14-07/29/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register