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The Garrett County Historical Society combines many facets of Garrett County History into three museums with wide-ranging displays and presentations.  The Garrett County Historical Museum features a variety of artifacts that will take you through generations of Garrett County History, the Grantsville Community Museum tells the compelling story of Grantsville and Western Maryland through their collection of photographs and artifacts donated by the community. A generous donation from the Howard and Audrey Naylor Family Trust Foundation enabled construction of the new Garrett County Museum of Transportation.

Also featured through the Garrett County Historical Society is a collection of Leo J. Beachy photography taken between 1905 and 1927. This collection from glass plate negatives, viewable on this website, is an expressive and eloquenst window into lives of Garrett County’s past.

Garrett County Historical Museum – 107 South Second Street, Oakland, MD 21550

Garrett County Museum of Transportation – Liberty Street, Oakland, MD 21550

Grantsville Museum – 153 Main Street, Grantsville, MD 21536

Funding has been provided to GCHS from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020
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