Tuesday, November 13, 2018
CCMNH Auditorium

Friends of CCMNH Potluck Lunch at 12:30 PM
Program begins at 1:30 PM
Program is free to the public (Museum closed for regular admission)

Millions of people cross the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal each year. But how many know what this engineering marvel is all about? A US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger, Samantha Gray will present a program that offers excellent insight into the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal. Through video, photos and stories the Canal’s unique blend of engineered and natural histories will be revealed. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recognized what most in the New England District already knew:  Samantha Gray, Lead Interpretive Ranger at the Cape Cod Canal is a “legend.”

Gray was selected by the Corps for the American Recreation Coalition’s 2018 Legends Award.  The award recognizes federal managers for outstanding work in improving outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people.  Gray was one of seven federal managers to receive the award this year.

Since the opening of the Canal Visitor’s Center in 2001, Gray has been the force behind its transformation, making it the focal point of the Cape Cod Canal’s interpretive mission, and a centerpiece of the New England District’s natural resource program.

For more information, contact fccmnh@gmail.com.

Parnters of the American Recreation Coalition present Samantha Gray with the 2018 Legends Award, May 31, 2018