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Allegany Museum exhibit honors Cumberland’s firefighting heroes

Allegany Museum has a comprehensive firefighting collection, including artifacts, equipment, photographs, and a narrative of the story of fire fighting in Cumberland. In 1872, Cumberland installed its first municipal water system, including fire plugs and water mains....

Did you or a relative own or work for a glass manufacturer?

Did you know that there have been thirty glass manufacturers in the Cumberland area? Did you or a relative own or work for any of these companies? If so, please reply in the comments and tell us about it. Did you know that Allegany Museum, Cumberland MD, has a...

Kelly-Springfield Legacy

The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company legacy lives on at Allegany Museum, Pershing Street, Cumberland MD, where an extensive display of artifacts and memorabilia are exhibited across several rooms. Edwin Kelly founded the Kelly Springfield Tire Company in 1894. Mr. Kelly...

Women workers on the C&O and B&O

The Crossroads of America exhibition, currently under construction on the first floor of Allegany Museum, is slated to open later this year. The Museum is proud that the exhibition will include women and people of color, who are often overlooked in historical...