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. For a presentation on the Evergreen Heritage Center, click here; for a snapshot summary of EHC programs, click here. For a profile of the EHC Foundation, click here, and for directions to the EHC, click here. For the EHC Moodle page with educator resources, click here.
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 and environmental 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 environmental education and hands-on learning programs for children of all ages and circumstances, teaching young people skills that will help them sustain themselves and the environment.
Conservation: Showcasing best practices in environmental conservation and providing education in and demonstrations of those practices to children and adults.
Preservation: Continuing the EHC’s research and preservation of the history of Western Maryland and the rich culture and heritage 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.
Special Events and Programs:
- Evergreen Environmental Experiences will be offered in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland on designated Saturdays in 2014. Spring workshop topics include “Eat the Rainbow”, Small Spaces Gardening, Growing Herbs, Heirloom Crops, Food from the Forest, and Composting. For more information, click here.
- Evergreen 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. For more information click here or call 301-687-0664.
- Summer Science Discovery Camp encourages children ages 8 to 12 to become nature detectives, explore Evergreen’s forest, ponds, and gardens and to investigate how food grows. Children also keep a Detective Notebook and use “cool” science tools. For more information on this one-week day camp, click here or call 301-687-0664. To obtain a Camp Registration Package for 2014, click here.
- Professional Development Training, offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is available for educators seeking to learn more about environmental education activities. One-day and multi-day programs are available. For more information, click here or call 301-687-0664.
- Tours of the Evergreen Heritage Center are available for groups upon request. A donation of $7.50/person, with a minimum of $30, is requested. For more information, click here or to schedule a visit, contact us or call 301-687-0664.