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Famous local historian

Will Lowdermilk is a name famous among local historians. Will H. Lowdermilk was born in Cumberland, January 7, 1839. He attended college and afterwards learned the art of printing.After fighting on the Confederate side in the Civil War, he returned to Cumberland,...

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...

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...

Test your knowledge of the National Road

A quick quiz on the National Road 1. Where did the National Road (Cumberland Road) begin? For a couple of decades, the road followed Greene Street to Haystack before funds became available to build the bridges and the roadbed through the Narrows. That’s why the zero...

Allegany Museum’s own history

1983 – A volunteer community group, the Western Maryland Station Center, Inc., formed to preserve, restore, and renovate the Western Maryland Railroad Station. 1985 – A transportation and Industrial Museum opened in the basement of Western Maryland Railroad Station...