Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Event :       

Chapter Field Trip-Nov.18:

                    On November 18th we will travel to Bedford, PA for a guided tour of the Fort Bedford Museum by Curator Suzanne Trussell. The museum features newly renovated exhibits on Pennsylvania Native American history and local history from the beginning of the Bedford settlement into the
20th century.
                    The group will meet at 12 Noon in the museum located at 110 Fort Bedford Drive. Bedford is located 30 miles north of Cumberland, take Rt.220 to the Bedford exit,    
go east on Rt. 30 (Pitt Street) to the 1st traffic light, turn left at the light, the Museum is ½ block on the right, parking at the bottom of the hill along the river.

Return to the Barton Site- Oct.28-29:   
 ****NOTE: Oct.29 Dig CANCELLED due to expected heavy rain and wind
                Dr. Robert Wall will be conducting excavation work at the Barton site from October 28 to 29, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This is an excellent opportunity to join in on the investigations of the prehistoric culture of our area.
                We took down the Anomaly Area to a depth of 95 cm, the burned soil feature should be at 125cm. Early ceramic sherds and chert debitage were recovered.

         What to bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, gloves and lots of energy!

    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.)


Meeting 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.