History Photograph Exhibit at Westernport Library

November 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Allegany County Library System

The dual exhibit of "The Way We Worked in Western Maryland" and "Discover the Hidden History Around You" has been moved from the George's Creek Library to the Westernport Library.

"The Way We Worked in Western Maryland" display is Allegany County Library System's contribution to the earlier Smithsonian exhibit held at Allegany Museum in February. It is a collection of photographs from three families - two mainly involved in agriculture, and one in the development of the Polaris rocket with the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. Tina Midgarden, Sally Stanton Jarrett, and Renee Mason shared their families' photographs and history to be scanned for "The Way We Worked" collection on Western Maryland's Historical Library (whilbr.org) website.

Just a few of the treasures that have been contributed to the Whilbr collection: photos of horses standing near William Stanton's sugar house, 1910; miners and horse at the Stanton George's Creek Coal Mine 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.

A photograph display "Discover the Hidden History Around You" which consists of a collection of images of local WPA projects created during the New Deal. For more information about the "Living New Deal" project, visit www.livingnewdeal.org or visit McKee's blog "New Deal of the Day" at nddaily.blogspot.com.

The exhibit is currently open to the public in the meeting room of the Westernport Library and will remain on display through December 6.

For more information, contact the Westernport Library at 301-359-0455.

Event Website: alleganycountylibrary.info