Street Address
Hill and Oak Streets
Frostburg, MD 21532
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 92
Frostburg, MD 21532
Tuesday - Saturday noon - 5:00 p.m.

Donations gratefully accepted
Museum Type(s)
Garry Ritchie, Curator
phone: 301-687-0162
Gwen Winter, Museum Assistant
phone: 301-689-1195


Frostburg Museum wishes to collect, preserve and present the things that have made our town special through the ages. We would like to present these artifacts in a pleasant and inviting environment and create an excitement in the visitors for our history. The museum operates through a large volunteer usage and has no paid permanent staff.


The building in which we are housed was built in 1899 and an addition placed in 1914. The building was used as an elementary school until 1975. The Museum Association opened the museum in part of the building in 1976. We now use most of the building and lease a classroom to a local day care center. With the change of curator in 2006, a new direction is beginning to emerge and the entire museum is being reset and displays are being added to and updated with many new aquisitions.

Artifacts Collections

Historic items from the city of Frostburg and its surrounding areas. A cola mine reconstruction. Wood display of indigenous woods. Historical maps and books relating to coal mining in and around Frostburg. Local school history and artifacts with many class pictures and a school room setting.

  • historic furnishings
  • personal artifacts
  • tools and equipment
  • printed ephemera
  • local history books
  • photographs
  • genealogical information
  • costumes and textiles

Research Collections

Local family bibles, genealogical research donations, family scrapbooks, past local store records, large photographic collection.

Educational Programs

At this time we are just beginning to work on educational programs and hope to have out first venture complete by mid summer. We do visit clubs and organizations with informational talks and discussions of the museum.


    Board of Directors


    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No


    Newsletter approximately 4 times per year, Musings most months to alol Board members and interested members or public by email.

    • Sporadical
    • Musings
    • General Membership letter
    • Spring Membership dinner invitation letter


    Wheelchair Accessible