Educating and Inspiring Our Community

The mission of the Allegany Museum includes creating digitally accessible collections, developing quality resources for educators based on the museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and fostering research projects to further knowledge of and interest in our region. We invite you to contact us to learn how you can support these worthwhile projects as a sponsor or volunteer.

Making our collections accessible to all 

In tandem with the creation of a new exhibition space on the first floor of our historical building, the collections staff is currently undertaking a program to catalog and digitize the entire museum collection, including archival documents. This process will result in the creation of a web accessible search interface allowing access from anywhere in the world to information about holdings .

Providing educational materials for grades K-12

The museum’s investment in special exhibitions includes creating didactic materials keyed to the curriculum for the state of Maryland. We are working to digitize these materials and provide them free of charge. Some materials can be provided upon request. Learn more about available teaching packets.

Partnering in investigating the archaeology and history of Mexico Farms

The Mexico Farms Archaeology Project is centered on the life history of an early 19th century farmhouse located between the Potomac River and the C & O Canal, and on examining Native American occupation of the land before the establishment of the farm. The project provides opportunities for community members to engage with the archaeology and the history of the Allegany region in a tangible way. Learn more about ongoing research.