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Devonian and Pleistocene Fossils at the Allegany Museum

The Devonian Era marked the beginning of life on land, but the Cumberland region sat under water. It was probably part of a coral reef! Devonian fossil deposits lie just a few miles from the museum, along the bike and train route linking Cumberland with...

Grand Courtroom at Allegany Museum to be dedicated to Friedlands

Allegany Museum is the largest neo-Classical revival style building in Western Maryland, and is renowned for its gorgeous Grand Courtroom. The Court Room is used for weddings and other celebrations, and, of course, the Museum’s annual Whiskey Rebellion Fest. The...

Allegany Museum receives important local collection

Albert Feldstein, local historian and author recently donated a great deal of campaign memorabilia including many campaign buttons to Allegany Museum. The items cover both local and statewide elections.  While Mr. Feldstein is also donating to several larger...

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...