Museum awarded Maryland Department of Transportation grant

The Allegany Museum is thrilled to announce it is the recipient of a coveted Transportation Enhancement Program grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Governor Martin O’Malley notified county officials and museum board members of the $150,000 award, which will support the construction of new exhibition spaces. The new exhibits will detail the Allegany region’s history as a transportation hub, including as a nexus of the National Road, railroads, and the C&O canal.

Construction is slated to begin in 2013 with the new exhibition halls unveiled in 2014. The MDOT grant will further funds previously awarded to the museum from the Naylor Family Foundation for the creation of new exhibitions.