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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Frederick Douglass visits Cumberland

Frederick Douglass visits Cumberland

Marshal Frederick Douglass arrived by express train at Cumberland’s Queen City hotel on September 23 1879, to deliver a lecture for the Emancipation celebration (from the Washington…

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Transportation Department grant for 'Crossroads of America'

Transportation Department grant for ‘Crossroads of America’

Allegany Museum has been awarded $240,000 from the Transportation Enrichment Program of the Maryland Department of Transportation to assist development of a new permanent exhibition:…

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Are you a movie expert? Can you find this movie?

Are you a movie expert? Can you find this movie?

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was one of the New Deal programs established by President Franklin Roosevelt. Company 335-C (colored) and Company 1359, S-58-Md, were…

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Preserve the history that you and your family helped to make

Preserve the history that you and your family helped to make

Can you help preserve our history for future generations? Too often, the results of our lifetime of work leave the area when we leave, or…

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George Washington feared insurgents would “shake the government to its foundation.”

George Washington feared insurgents would “shake the government to its foundation.”

On this day, August 26 1794, Washington wrote to Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee that he had decided to use force to put down the…

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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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