“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...

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...