Trolley to visit Washington Street

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Historical Society is offering a trolley tour from the Western Maryland Railway Station to the Washington Street Historic District each Friday this month at 3 p.m.

The 45-minute tour explores the extraordinary architecture of the street and tales of the interesting people who originally owned the homes.

A visit to the Gordon-Roberts House or F. Brooke Whiting Museum may be included in the tour. There is an admission for the museums. The trolley will return participants to the train station.

For more information, contact the historical society at 301-777-8678.

Local metal sculptor will lead workshops

GRANTSVILLE — Local metal sculptor and blacksmith Kenny Braitman will showcase his talents with hands-on demonstrations and instruction during a series of three workshops at New Germany State Park. The free events will take place outside the park’s Lake House from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday in July.

Braitman specializes in combining traditional blacksmithing techniques with contemporary design, often merging metals with glass, stone and found objects.

His work has been featured in many shows throughout the region and has won Best in Show on multiple occasions. Braitman is the owner of Carey Run Forge in Frostburg.

For more information, call 301-895-5453 or email

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