• Newspaper Collection


    Welcome to our collection of online newspapers!

    Presented within are links to newspapers which are published in the states that make up Appalachia and currently offer an online version.

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  • Barn in the fog

    Panoramic Photo Collection

    The CVA Panoramic Photo Collection features 360-degree photos taken at various interesting locations in Appalachia and ranging from Mississippi to New York! Each photo includes information about the area,as well as a map to indicate where the photos were taken.

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  • Quilt Pattern

    CVA Quilt Pattern Collection

    Our quilt block gallery contains nearly 200 patterns from various Appalachian collections.

    You can browse all of the blocks and then download the pattern as an easily printable PDF if you’d like to add it to your collection!

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Canal Place - Cumberland, MDLocated in Cumberland, MD, Canal Place is located in a 60-acre park that is owned by the State of Maryland.


The park includes many visitor-friendly attractions, including The Shops at Canal Place, The Cumberland Visitor Center for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and the Western Maryland Railway Station.


Canal Place became Maryland’s first Certified Heritage Area in 1993.


Canal Place Heritage Area