Local coach gets 1st runner up in statewide contest


Scott Bauer, coach at Allegany High School, was named 1st runner up in the Maryland Humanities Council Coach of the Community contest, second only to Lionel Makell of Anne Arundel Community College.

The Coach of the Community contest was a highlight of the Allegany Museum’s Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibition, held last summer.

Cameron Bratton, a member of the Allegany Campers ball team, nominated Coach Bauer for his positive influence on the lives of the team members.

For winning the local contest, Coach Bauer received a plaque and 25 t-shirts for his team. The statewide winner, coach Makell, won tickets to the 2015 Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, but declined the tickets, and the tickets were then awarded to Coach Bauer.

Coach Bauer

Lee Fiedler introduces students to Kelly Springfield at Allegany Museum

Fort Hill students recently had a tour of the Kelly Springfield exhibition rooms at Allegany Museum. They were privileged to be guided by Lee Fiedler, the president and CEO of the Kelly Springfield Tire Company in the 1990, who is also a former Mayor of Cumberland.

Kaitlyn Groves, Dylan Rice, and Michael MacKereth (pictured with Fiedler) were among the students who are doing a project on the Kelly Springfield Tire Company.

Kelly Springfield was founded by Edwin Kelly in 1894 to manufacture solid rubber carriage wheels that were soon sold throughout the world. The horse drawn carriage market was shrank as the automobile market expanded, and Kelly Springfield became a world leader in pneumatic tires. After 66 years of operation, the Cumberland plant was closed in 1987.

Allegany Museum is aware of the special place that Kelly Springfield has in the memories of many Cumberland people, and is offering the chance of naming rights in the exhibition rooms. People who pledge a minimum of $100 will have their names, or the names of someone they wish to honor, on permanent display. Pledges may be made immediately, or paid in installments

Contact the Museum at (301) 777-7200, or email info@alleganymuseum.org

K-S students

Antique camera show opens Allegany Museum’s new season

Did you ever use a Brownie? Remember being wowed by Polaroids? Have you used 35mm film?

Rare examples of these and other antique cameras and film will be on display at Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St Cumberland, from April 9 thru May 8.

The opening celebration of the Allegany Museum season will include the opening of the Cameras: Then and Now exhibition on Saturday April 9, 5 to 7 pm, in the museum’s Grand Ballroom.

Ed DeWitt of the DeWitt Camera Centre, Dave Romero, owner of Vibrant Image photography, and the Frostburg Museum are providing the cameras which will provide a timeline of the development of photography.

The exhibition is being mounted in conjunction with the Arts Council Photography Month. As part of the Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, the Allegany Museum will host a talk by Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review. Stephen’s presentation, entitled ‘Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Photography and the End of Isms’ will take place in the grand ballroom, Fri., April 8 7:30 pm.

Everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served, and entrance is free.

Ed Dewitt with a part of his collection

Ed Dewitt with a part of his collection

Tickets to the Whiskey Rebellion Fest now available!

Tickets to the Whiskey Rebellion Fest are now available!

Join us in tasting the unique offerings of six regional distillers, as well as Makers Mark, at the Whiskey Rebellion Fest.  Your Fest tickets include a souvenir shot glass, photos with ‘President Washington’, reenactments by the Embassy Theatre, canapés,a presentation of cigar/whiskey pairings, and music by Grand Ole’ Ditch. Tickets to the Fest are $50 ($75 at the door).

Friday, 10 June 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Grand Ballroom Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St Cumberland MD

Go to the EventBrite booking site  to secure yours now.

We are open again!

The Museum is open today!!!
After our winter hibernation, Allegany Museum is open once more.
Please visit us – it’s free, and wonderful.
3 Pershing St, Cumberland
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm.
Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm.

A wonderful experienceKS pinup – and, it’s free!