Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Event :  
                                                                                Friday, March 24, 2017
                                 LaVale Public Library, 7:30 PM

                                   Documenting Fort Piano

                                                                           by David Frederick

        For three days last Spring, David Frederick and Gary Grant monitored a
group of metal detecting enthusiasts as they scoured a ridge above Keyser,
West Virginia. The object of their search: The artifacts of Fort Piano, a Civil War installation.

David and Gary photographed and GPS'd as many finds as possible and as a results they were
able to define and document the fort's location. Fort piano is located on private property and
therefore not subject to State preservation regulations.

        Join us for an interesting evening's investigation of a little known West
Virginia site and bring a friend.   


    For more information, contact the Chapter


Membership Dues for 2017:
January is the beginning of the  newMembership year.
Dues: $12-Individuals/Whole Family, $5-Individual Students
Make checks payable to WMDASM.
Memberships may be mailed to the Secretary,
Darlene Frederick
21294 Knobley Road
New Creek, WV  26743
(Please include EMAIL, so that we may send your newsletter electronically

rather than postal mail, to reduce postage cost.)


Weather Cancellations: Meeting cancellations will be announced on

WCBC 1270 AM, by email or you may call Chapter members when in doubt.


For more information, contact the Chapter

For more information about the Chapter or our Events, contact
Darlene Frederick, our Chapter Secretary, by clicking on her picture ....
....screening soil at the Barton Village site(below)


The Western Maryland Chapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland was established to educate and encourage amateur archeologists by conducting field sessions, weekend digs and hosting guest speakers on a wide range of archeological topics. Projects such as the excavation of the Late Woodland sites in Cresaptown and Barton's in Allegany County and Sang Run in Garrett County have created a growing interest in our local cultural resources.