Allegany Museum Announces New Mission Statement

Cumberland, 1/24/2022 Allegany Museum announced today that the Museum Board met and it has completely revamped its Strategic Plan and Mission Statement.

In a commitment to sharing the heritage of the region, Allegany Museum board members met this month for their annual Board workshop. At this workshop, board members discussed operational goals, and updating the museum mission statement and strategic plan.  

“The Allegany Museum is renewing its efforts to create a sustainable community center for the preservation and promotion of our region’s unique heritage. Our goal is to share our region’s story for generations to come.” Said Museum President, Chris Logsdon. “That goal is made possible through the dedication of our Board of Directors, volunteers, and members of the community who contribute to our work.” 

The updated mission is “to engage the community by preserving and promoting our region’s unique heritage.” 

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About Allegany Museum:

Allegany Museum developed from the Western Maryland Station Center, Inc., a community group formed in 1983 to preserve, restore and renovate the Western Maryland Railroad Station. In 1999, the Museum acquired the old Post Office and Federal Court House Building at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland. The second floor was restored and features eight exhibition areas and the grand wood-paneled courtroom which is used as an event center. In 2021, the museum restored and renovated the beautiful first-floor hall of the Post Office to house a permanent exhibition that traces the history of the National Road.