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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...

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...

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...