The Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC) is an historic Maryland estate established in Allegany County during the Revolutionary War. Added to the National Register in 2015 for its architectural significance and role in the early settlement of Western MD, the EHC features a Pennsylvania bank barn with a stone foundation. The EHC is not only a historical treasure, but also a showcase of 200 years of “living off the land” while preserving it for future generations. In 2017-18, the EHC Foundation restored the barn, which per historical experts was professionally built c.1780. In 2020 an agricultural museum in the Barn’s lower level stables was established with the objective to share 200 years of rural Western Maryland farm life through the display of dozens of handmade tools and implements to tell the story of the history of the farm; demonstrate how the barn was built; document the farm’s bounty including fruits, vegetables, grains, wild foods, and animal products; and various farming processes including planting, harvesting, milling, preserving, baking, and cooking. To tell this story, the museum is using displays of photos and verbiage, as well as tools and other artifacts. The farmhouse and the barn will be available for public tours.

View the full tour HERE.
View the vignette HERE.