Allegany Museum

Queen City Brewery truck

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The museum is housed in a 1932 Art Deco building, originally constructed as a Federal Court House and Post Office. The building provides an ideal setting for showcasing the history of the Allegany County and Western Maryland. Exhibitions trace Allegany County history from the first Native American residents 12,000 years ago to the early European settlers and the growth of industrialization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Historically Cumberland has been known as a transportation hub. It is home to the first federally funded highway, was the terminus of the C&O Canal and a center for the railroad industry. Allegany Museum has exhibits focused on these and others such as: Glassware - Western Maryland once hosted a flourishing glass industry. Kelly Springfield Tire Company - For six decades Kelly-Springfield was a major producer of passenger and truck tires with its corporate headquarters located in Cumberland. Breweries - A substantial brewing industry flourished in Cumberland. In addition to brewery memorabilia, it includes an exhibit with a local whiskey still and describes George Washington’s role in the Whiskey Rebellion in our region. Fire Protection - The display features firefighting equipment, photographs, and a narrative of the story of fire fighting in Cumberland. Sleeping Beauty - Originally displayed in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, the exhibit features mechanized Sleeping Beauty characters. Appalachian Folk Art - The display includes numerous examples of nationally acclaimed local wood carver Claude Yoder. Much more - The museum currently has a collection of over 50,000 items.

Admission is free.

Phone: 301-777-7200 Address: 3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Email: [email protected] Web:
Upcoming Events
History on Tap June 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Dancing with the Local Stars November 10, 2018

Additional information coming soon!