Friday, February 19, 2016

Frostburg Museum Moves to Main Street

The Ort Library celebrates with the Frostburg Museum Board on the Museum’s move to Main Street in Frostburg.

Librarians Dr. Seán Henry, Theresa Mastrodonato and MaryJo Price (Board members) were present when Father Ed Hendricks, Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, transferred the deed for the former St. Michael’s school building to Elizabeth Eshleman, President of the Frostburg Museum.

Closed during the winter months, the Frostburg Museum is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and expects to open for the spring season. Volunteers are always needed to help with assembling displays, to maintain records and to help with projects.

Displays at the present Hill Street location feature items from the area mining industry, tools from area businesses, cameras, phones, household items, antique toys, military dress uniforms and nineteenth century instruments from the local Arion Band. In addition to historic items, the Frostburg Museum also houses genealogical records and photographs of the region that are consulted by researchers.  

Its new centralized location will enable greater interaction between the Museum and customers to Main Street businesses as well as visitors to attractions in the area including the Frostburg State University campus. 

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