Harry I. Stegmaier Jr’s B & O Railroad collection at Allegany Museum

In 2017, Allegany Museum was honored to receive Harry I. Stegmaier Jr’s B & O Railroad collection.
Mr. Stegmaier was a local historian, and perhaps best known for the invaluable book, ‘Allegany County-a History’ of which he was one of the four authors.
He had a great interest in our area, and in railroad history. He authored the Baltimore & Ohio Passenger Service, 1945-1971, in two 2 volumes.
You may view some of his collection of china from B & O dining cars on the second floor of the Museum, at 3 Pershing St Cumberland MD.
The Museum is currently closed until mid-March, when it will reopen with hours of 10-4 Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 1-4 on Sundays.
Admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted. A $3 donation per adult is suggested.

 

Nationally known George Washington “living biographer” Carl Closs to visit the 2018 Whiskey Rebellion festival

After 224 years, America’s first President will return to celebrate his attendance at Fort Cumberland when he led the successful rout of the scoundrels who rebelled against his government’s tax on liquor.

The George Washington’s Whiskey Rebellion Festival’s organizers have secured nationally known George Washington “living biographer” Carl Closs to visit the 2018 event in June.

Mr. Closss is a serious scholar and lively speaker who delights audiences with little-known, instructive and entertaining Washington facts. Ask him anything, and ‘George’ will be delighted to give you a well-researched and entertaining answer!

Follow these posts as we finalize George’s schedule.

Fun with St Nicolas for Children’s League

Allegany Museum provided a fun after school program for children involved with the Cumberland Children’s League.
The event, held December 13, provided a visit to the Museum’s exhibits, with particular emphasis on the history of St Nicolas display.
The children participated in Christmas related activities, and enjoyed delicious snacks and drinks.