The Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC), located on approximately 130 acres of "Federal Hill" in the heart of Allegany County, is an historic Maryland estate that pre-dates the Revolutionary War. The EHC includes the Evergreen mansion (now a museum), beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, trails, streams, and forest, all in a picturesque setting adjacent to the Great Allegheny Passage and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The EHC is ten minutes from the town of Frostburg, twenty minutes from the city of Cumberland, and roughly two hours from either Washington D.C., Baltimore, or Pittsburgh. Directions to the EHC are available on-line.
The Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity, was formed in March 2008 to utilize Evergreen to provide experiential learning opportunities. The Foundation, which is working with a variety of partners in the academic, arts, business and public service communities, is dedicated to:
Education: Offering STEM and other hands-on learning programs for children of all ages and circumstances, providing young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete in today’s job market. (an EHC Moodle page with educator resources is available on-line)
Conservation: Providing a showcase of best practices in environmental conservation that demonstrate how to "live off the land" while preserving it for future generations.
Preservation: As a Maryland treasure now listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, continuing the preservation of Western Maryland’s cultural resources and the rich history of the region.
For a list of our board members or to contact us to request more information on our Foundation including a copy of our IRS Letter of Determination, please click here.
Events and Programs:
- Art Workshops, conducted by local Artist Maggie Pratt and sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council, offer participants the opportunity to explore their inner artist. We provide all the necessary art supplies and you take home your masterpiece as a memory of a fun afternoon. Workshops include exploring various modes of artistic expression including painting with oils and watercolor. See our Art Workshops flyer for a description of our current 2015 series, or for queries or registration call 301-687-0664 or email email@example.com.
- Art and Science Discovery Camps encourage children ages 8 to 12 to explore the outdoors while participating in fun educational activities. This year we have three week-long programs: one week of art (completed in June) and two of science (July). Register for one or both science weeks. See our handouts on:
- Science Discovery Camp – Garden Discovery (July 13-17) and Eco-Explorers (July 20-24)
- Camp Registration Packet to apply for one or both weeks
Don’t hesitate to call 301-687-0664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for queries or registration.
- Educator Professional Development, offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is available for educators seeking to learn more about how to incorporate outdoor activities into the curriculum. One-day and multi-day programs are available. For more information, call 301-687-0664 or email email@example.com.
- Open House Days in fall 2015 include the following Sundays from 1-4pm: September 13th and October 18th. On these days, visitors may tour the Evergreen Heritage Center grounds free of charge. Guided tours of the Museum and Barn are available for $7.50/person.
- Tours of the Evergreen Heritage Center are also available for groups at other times upon request. A donation of $7.50/person, with a minimum of $30, is requested. For more information or to schedule a visit call 301-687-0664.
- Please visit www.CumberlandHsitoryTours.com to arrange area tours.