Allegany Museum to host Smithsonian 'The Way We Worked' next February

Allegany Museum to host Smithsonian ‘The Way We Worked’ next February

Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly…

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3,300,000 children miss school because of work!

3,300,000 children miss school because of work!

While children had been employed alongside adults for hundreds of years, in cash-strapped 1932 children were replacing their parents in jobs because employers could pay…

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War of words in the Cumberland Evening News

War of words in the Cumberland Evening News

The labor unrest in the 1940s against the Celanese Corp must have made the Cumberland Evening Tines happy – both sides took out a series…

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Historic Holiday Homes Tour

Historic Holiday Homes Tour

Mark your calendars for a special holiday home tour. This coming December, Cumberland’s Annual Holiday Home Tour is going to be a special one! For…

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Smithsonian funded by Englishman: Cash transported by ship!

Smithsonian funded by Englishman: Cash transported by ship!

On this day, August 10 1846, the Smithsonian Institution was born. James Smithson, an Englishman, left the whole of his estate to found an “Establishment…

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“SheSheShe” camps

“SheSheShe” camps

Next Feb-March you will be able to view memorabilia of the Allegany County CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps of the New Deal Era. Most of…

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"FDR's tree army": The Civilian Conservation Corps in Allegany County

“FDR’s tree army”: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Allegany County

Allegany Museum will feature New Deal programs in Allegany County next February and March during The Way We Worked exhibition. One program was the Civilian…

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Killed in the lower yards

Killed in the lower yards

In the first few years of the 20th century, approximately 35,000 deaths and 1 million injuries per year occurred on industrial jobs in America. Many of…

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Labor unions and Allegany County

Labor unions and Allegany County

Labor Unions? Hate ’em or love ’em, they are an important part of our history. Allegany Museum will feature an exhibition of the history of…

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Civil Rights in Cumberland

Civil Rights in Cumberland

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Allegany Museum Ballroom Rentals: Make Your Own History!

Allegany Museum Ballroom Rentals: Make Your Own History!

The Allegany Museum is the largest neo-classical revival style building in Western Maryland. The beautiful wood-paneled ballroom is a wonderful space for wedding receptions, conferences,…

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