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...

Overlooked people on the National Road

The Crossroads of America exhibition, which is currently being constructed on the first floor of Allegany Museum, covers the history of the National Road. We are taking care to include people who have often been overlooked. For example, did you know that, in the...

Oh, no! You didn’t miss it, did you?

What an amazing George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest last Friday evening. Here are some messages from people who were there: “One of the best whiskey tasting events”. “Food was amazing and plenty.” “Gold stars all around- a quality entertainment!” “A great night...

Test your knowledge of the National Road

A quick quiz on the National Road 1. Where did the National Road (Cumberland Road) begin? For a couple of decades, the road followed Greene Street to Haystack before funds became available to build the bridges and the roadbed through the Narrows. That’s why the zero...

Allegany Museum’s own history

1983 – A volunteer community group, the Western Maryland Station Center, Inc., formed to preserve, restore, and renovate the Western Maryland Railroad Station. 1985 – A transportation and Industrial Museum opened in the basement of Western Maryland Railroad Station...

Coming of Age: Washington in Western Maryland

A presentation and lecture by historical researcher Chris Logsdon, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 6 to 8 pm, East Gate Masonic Lodge No. 216, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 George Washington’s experiences in Western Maryland had no small part in shaping his...