Mountain Ridge receives high tech equipment through Allegany Museum collaboration

Mountain Ridge High School has received approximately $1700 worth of some state-of-the-art tech equipment through their collaboration with the Western Maryland Heritage Association.

During February- March 2017, the Western Maryland Heritage Association partnered with a Smithsonian Travelling exhibition, Maryland Humanities, and the Allegany library system, to present the exhibition The Way We Worked. Six Allegany County museums and historic sites traced the history of work in Allegany County through exhibits that focused on local work and working life at each location.

Allegany Museum secured a grant for the purchase of audio-visual equipment to support to student participation in creating the exhibition. The Museum’s series of dioramas illustrating changes in workers’ lives as they took place in Cumberland from 1877 on were enhanced by the audio-visual records produced by Mountain Ridge High School students.

Matt Ravenscroft, teacher of Historical Research Methods, commented that “the equipment will have an unbelievable impact on our productions for many years to come. It will greatly impact the look and sound, and make it much more professional.”

The accompanying photo shows (left to right) Mr. Ravenscroft with Mr. Gene Morgan, Principal Mountain Ridge, student researchers Morgan Edwards and Callie Heft, Mr. Vic Rezendes, Allegany Museum Vice President and Mr. Gary Bartik, Museum President, with the delivery of the tech equipment to Mountain Ridge.

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