Another unique exhibit has joined the Conestoga wagon on the first floor of Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St Cumberland.
The Carl Belt crew and museum staff have carefully maneuvered a 1905 Studebaker Brothers driving wagon through the doors and into place on the National Road display.
It will play an important role in Crossroads of America, the permanent exhibition that will take up most of the newly restored first floor area.
The 1905 Studebaker was one of the last horse drawn vehicles manufactured by the manufacturer that was based in South Bend, Indiana.
Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902 with electric vehicles and in 1904 with gasoline vehicles.
The Studebaker wagon has been meticulously restored, as you can see in the photo below.
You can sneak a peek in the elevator waiting area, and then go up to visit the permanent exhibitions on the second floor, which include displays dedicated to local manufacturing giants such as Kelly Springfield, the Oster Toy collection which includes 90 transportation-related toys dating to the early 20th century, and much more.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4, and Sundays 1 to 4.