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Allegany Museum Requesting Money For Renovations

December 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany Museum on Pershing Street in  Cumberland is asking Maryland Governor  Martin O'Malley for $2.75 million for renovation work. Victor Rezendes, Vice President Administration, told the Cumberland Rotary Club this week that the renovations would make the downtown museum a national heritage attraction. Allegany County and neighboring Garrett County, along with 16 West Virginia counties, comprise the private, nonprofit, Appalachian Forest Heritage Area. The U.S. senators of both states recently introduced legislation to make the region a national heritage area. The renovation project began 13 years ago and Rezendes say the top priority is literally changing the back entrance to the front entrance- which will provide easier access and a better view from Interstate 68…


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