Preserving a Rich Cultural Heritage

The Allegany Museum collects artifacts, print and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, motion picture film, video and audio oral histories, paintings, and other items which have been created or used in the greater Cumberland, Maryland area.

Some highlights of the collection include:

♦ Fossilized mammals from 500-700 thousand years ago

♦ Archaeological evidence of Native American settlement in the area

♦ A model of Fort Cumberland, an important part of the early career of George Washington

♦  Markers from the National Road dating to before 1835

♦  A Conestoga wagon

♦  Civil War journals and battle gear from local families

♦  Post-Civil War artifacts from regional industries such as breweries and glassmaking

♦  A carriage used by Teddy Roosevelt at his Presidential inauguration

♦  The Kelly Tire artifacts and archive documenting the history of the company in Cumberland

♦  Some of the first examples of rubberized wheels, developed by Kelly Tire

♦  Artifacts, equipment, and vehicles showing the rise of modern firefighting techniques

♦  A collection of early 1900s metal toys documenting transportation history

♦  Wooden folk sculptures from nationally recognized Amish artist Claude Yoder

Contact collections@alleganymuseum.org for information on donating an item.