A golden treasure is lost

The Gold Nugget Museum was, like Allegany Museum, a volunteer-run repository of local history. It focused on the Gold Rush and local mining history. It was in Paradise, a forested community, which historically attracted loggers and prospectors searching for new...

Allegany Museum honors Cumberland’s firefighting history

Allegany Museum honors Cumberland’s firefighting heroes with its exhibit of artifacts, vehicles, equipment, photographs, and a narrative of the story of fire fighting in Cumberland. Cumberland installed its first municipal water system, including fire plugs and water...

Allegany Museum’s own holiday store windows!

Do you love New York’s Christmas store windows? Can you imagine – many of them will end up in landfill? Gary Baer, a Myersdale, PA toy store owner, has been buying old window displays for many years, rescuing them from the landfill, refurbishing them, and offering...

Mike Fetchero supports Allegany Museum Endowment Fund

Mike Fetchero recently fulfilled his entire FOUNDERS level pledge to the multi-year program of the Allegany Museum Endowment Fund. Mr. Fetchero is also a Board Member, and Museum Treasurer. The intention of the Endowment Fund is to enable Allegany Museum to hire...

New sign identifies Allegany Museum from I68

Rolfe Singerman, long term volunteer for the Allegany Museum, recently sponsored a new an eye-catching sign for Allegany Museum. The sign, which is illuminated at night, can be seen atop the Museum building. It faces the Museum carpark and is easily read by traffic...