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1930s unrest at Celanese plant

In 1918, the Cellulose & Chemical Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (the ‘Celanese’) was opened in Cumberland, Maryland . At times, the plant employed more than 5,000. Most worked about 10 hours a day, six days a week, and earned less than $10 a week.  . Whole...

Magic & Comedy at the Allegany Museum!

Louis Paul, ” Master Magician” will present “Holiday Magic at the Museum”.on Saturday, December 7Two shows @ 10a.m. & 11a.m.Paul is an internationally known, award winning performer who will blend magic, music and comedy plus audience participation for a half hour...

Do we belong to Dixie?

On November 14 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. The line was established to end a boundary dispute between the British colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania/Delaware. The most serious...

Arthur & Bernice Friedland Grand Courtroom

Allegany Museum’s beautiful wood-paneled Courtroom was dedicated as the Arthur & Bernice Friedland Grand Courtroom on Sunday, October 13, 2019. A crowd composed of people whose lives had been touched by the Friedlands gathered in the room to hear Bernice speak...

Devonian and Pleistocene Fossils at the Allegany Museum

The Devonian Era marked the beginning of life on land, but the Cumberland region sat under water. It was probably part of a coral reef! Devonian fossil deposits lie just a few miles from the museum, along the bike and train route linking Cumberland with...