Preserving a Rich Cultural Heritage

The Allegany Museum collects artifacts, print and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, motion picture film, video and audio oral histories, paintings, and other items which have been created or used in the greater Cumberland, Maryland area.

Crossroads of America

First Floor Exhibition

The Crossroads of America exhibition traces the history of human movement through Cumberland and Allegany County.

Kelly Springfield Tire

2nd Floor Exhibition

Glassware Industry

2nd Floor Exhibition

Claude Yoder Sculptures

2nd Floor Exhibit

Allegany Ballistics Labratory

2nd Floor Exhibit

Brewing History

2nd Floor Exhibit

Some other highlights of the collection include:

♦ Fossilized mammals from 500-700 thousand years ago

♦ Archaeological evidence of Native American settlement in the area

♦ A model of Fort Cumberland, an important part of the early career of George Washington

♦  Markers from the National Road dating to before 1835

♦  Historic Research and Button Collection from Al Feldstein 

♦  Civil War journals and battle gear from local families

♦  Post-Civil War artifacts from regional industries such as breweries and glassmaking

♦  Artifacts, equipment, and vehicles showing the rise of modern firefighting techniques

♦  A collection of early 1900s metal toys documenting transportation history

And So Much More...

These are just a few of our exhibits on display: our collections and exhibits are constantly evolving and growing. Follow us on Social Media or become a Friend of the Museum to stay up to date on our most recent updates!