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“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...

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...