Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Event :   Nov. 12-13

Return to the Barton Site

Dr. Robert Wall will be conducting excavation work at the Barton site on November 12 & 13 from 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 need to finish the Deep Unit before Winter sets in, We have about 3 to 4 levels (10 cm deep each) to excavate.

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


Special Event:
                        November 19, 1:00 PM
                            (Rain Date November 20)
                            Field Trip to Historic Ridgedale Farm

     Mike & Carol Shaw have invited the Chapter to visit their historic farm, site of Ridgedale, a high styled Greek Revival brick residence built in 1835 for gentleman farmer George W. Washington, a distant relative of our first president. Fort Williams, built during the French & Indian War to protect the local settlers, was located on the property. There is a possible Indian mound just east of the house.

Join us for a tour of the restored house and property
along the South Branch.

Directions: From Cumberland take Rt. 28 through Springfield, stay on Rt. 28 south and cross over the South Branch of the Potomac on John Blue Bridge, as you go up a long hill, Washington Bottom Road is on the right, turn right there and proceed for about a mile to the farm, passing under the railroad trestle.

                                              For more information, contact the Chapter


Weather Cancellations: Meeting cancellations will be announced on

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


For more information, contact the Chapter

Membership Dues for 2016:
January is the beginning of each Membership year.
Dues: $12-Individuals/Whole Family, $5-Individual Students
Make checks payable to WMDASM.
Memberships may be mailed to the Secretary,
Darlene Frederick
HC 75 Box 67B
New Creek, WV 26743
(Please include EMAIL, so that we may send your newsletter electronically

rather than postal mail, to reduce postage cost.)

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.