Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Event :  

Friday, April 28, 2017 , 7:30 PM 

LaVale Library

The Life & Times of Thomas Cresap

by Francis Zumbrun

        Champ Zumbrun, retired forester and former manager of Green Ridge State Forest,

will speak on the topic of Thomas Cresap (1702-1790), Maryland's notorious pioneer, patriot

and pathfinder.

        This presentation will focus on Cresap's role as an agent for Lord Baltimore and the

trouble he got himself into while enforcing the boundaries of Maryland.

Join us for an interesting evening's presentation and bring a friend.


Second Chance Event- in case you missed it:

        If you missed our field trip to historic Ridgedale here is your opportunity to tour the

Ridgedale Plantation built in 1835 by George William Washington, a relative of President Washington.

Rails to Ridgedale house tour and train ride will take place on June 4, meet at Potomac Eagle

station in Romney at 12 noon.

                                            For more information contact Mike Shaw at 304-822-4494.



    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.