Return to the past as you visit two floors of exhibits in the new Garrett County Transportation Museum. The first floor features carriages, sleighs, buggies, fire department artifacts and automobiles, along with a representation of A.D. Naylor’s Blacksmith Shop, one of the earliest and most prominent businesses in Oakland. The second floor called the Deep Creek Gallery, hosts a variety of exhibits documenting the history of Deep Creek Lake and nearby Maryland State Parks of Herrington Manor, Swallow Falls, New Germany and Deep Creek.
Displays include an original Garrett County sailboat produced by Gordon Douglass Boat Company in the 1950s, Garrett County’s first snowmobile dating from the 1960s and Buddy L Model T Fords -— the popular steel toys that rolled off the assembly line in the early 1920s.
In the near future, educational programming is planned for a community room in the gallery and a media ready room will host lectures, presentations, meetings and other events.