As part of The Way We Worked exhibitions that begin on February 4, the Western Maryland Regional Library has been collecting photos at “Scanner Nights”. These are now presented on the Western Maryland’s Historical Library (WHILBR.org) website.
As well, these and other photos and artifacts will be on display at the Way We Worked exhibitions at six locations in Allegany County.
At the Grand Opening of The Way We Worked, 3:00 pm February 4 at Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St Cumberland, you will have the opportunity to share your stories of working life in Western Maryland.
Wear a badge, cap, or other work item, and record your story for display at the exhibition, and as a permanent record on the Allegany Museum website.
The Museum’s Grand Ballroom will display the travelling Smithsonian exhibition, as well as stories of local railroads, manufacturing, and unions. All exhibitions are free.
Just a few of the gems that have been contributed to the Whilbr collection: photos of horses standing near William Stantons’ sugar house 1910; miners and horse at the Stanton George’s Creek Coal Company near Clarysville, 1917-1926; Lewis Hachman’s thrashing team at Bittinger barn, and J. E. Midgarden, J. E. Keatley, and L. F. White, Jr of the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, standing in front of an A-3 Polaris prior to its static testing, 1972.
The exhibition will remain open during usual Museum hours until March 24.
For more information, contact Allegany Museum, 301-777-7200; email@example.com