Western Maryland Goes to War

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Allegany Museum will host a military display and preview an upcoming ABL Room, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, and honor US Army Sergeant Major Dennis Preston from Mount Savage. This event will open Western Maryland Goes to War, a tribute to...

One of the best antique vehicle collections in the USA

The Thrasher Carriage collection is a rare and extensive collection of horse-drawn vehicles dating to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection includes everything from milkman carts to luxurious sleighs used by the Vanderbilt family; from funeral hearses to the...

Celanese in Cumberland

The 1920s were big years for new manufacturing in Cumberland. As well as the opening of the Kelly-Springfield tire plant in 1921, the first spool of acetate yarn was spun in America at the newly built plant in Cumberland, Maryland on Christmas Day, 1924. The local...

“Union Local Calls Strike At Tire Plant”

August 24 marks the day 83 years ago when the Cumberland Evening Times headlines read “Union Local Calls Strike At Tire Plant”. The strike at the Kelly-Springfield Tire plant was resolved a few days later when the company agreed to negotiate with the...

Proud of your tasting expertise?

What’s the bet you could beat an artificial tongue? Can you do this? • Pick up on differences between the same brand aged in different barrels, with more than 99 per cent accuracy? • Tell the difference between those aged for 12, 15 and 18 years? The tongue has metal...

In August 1794, things turned ugly for whiskey rebels.

On 4 August 1794, Justice James Wilson delivered his opinion that western Pennsylvania was in a state of rebellion, and on 7 August, Washington issued a presidential proclamation announcing, with “the deepest regret”, that the militia would be called out...

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...