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 everyone in Western Maryland involved in 20th Century overseas conflicts: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Programming is set for Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th, 2019.
Becky McClarran, supported by the Allegany County Historical Society, has based the event on “Cumberland Goes To War” which, from 2007 and 2009, was one of Western Maryland’s favorite events. The original event commemorated the service of World War II soldiers and citizens, while this event includes all 20th century conflicts.
1812 Brewery on Mason Road will host an event on Friday, Sept. 27, and on Saturday, the Washington Street Library will hold a History In Your Attic open house, and Downtown Cumberland will be hopping Saturday with WWII music, stage presentations, a USO doughnut table, and the East Coast’s most popular Franklin D. Roosevelt impersonator. Sunday, programming will include an EAA Breakfast Fly-In and Car Show at the Cumberland Regional Airport, , and open house displays of military uniforms and home front support at the Gordon Roberts House in Cumberland and the Evergreen Museum in Mount Savage.
Allegany Museum will host day-long roundtable discussions with military veterans on Sunday September 29. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/visitcumberlandmaryland/.