The Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC), located on approximately 130 acres of "Federal Hill" in the heart of Allegany County, is an historic Maryland estate that pre-dates the Revolutionary War and is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties. The EHC includes the Evergreen mansion (now a museum), beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, trails, streams, and forest, all in a picturesque setting adjacent to the Great Allegheny Passage and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The EHC is ten minutes from the town of Frostburg, twenty minutes from the city of Cumberland, and roughly two hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, or Pittsburgh. Directions to the EHC are available on-line.
The Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity, was founded in 2008 to utilize this historical property to provide experiential learning opportunities for the benefit of the Western Maryland community. The Foundation, working with a variety of partners in the academic, arts, business and public service communities, is dedicated to offering STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math), interdisciplinary experiences, and environmental and other hands-on learning programs for children, youth, and adults, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to complete in today’s global economy. In 2015, the EHC Foundation received a Maryland Sustainable Growth Award from the Department of Planning in recognition of its work in responsible community development.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:
- Art Workshops, conducted by local Artist Maggie Pratt and sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council, offer participants the opportunity to explore their inner artist. No experience required and all supplies are provided. These fun workshops explore various modes of artistic expression including painting with oils and watercolor and are held April through June.
- Art and Science Discovery Camps encourage children entering grades 1 through 6 to explore the outdoors while participating in fun educational activities. Four week-long day camp programs are available this year: Art in the Outdoors (June 20-24), Young Naturalists (June 27 – July 1), Food Scientists (July 11-15), and Planet Doctors (July 18-22). Information flyer and registration packet
- Evergreen Herb Expo will be held on Saturday May 21st from noon to 4pm and will bring together herbalists, growers, educators, and visitors to explore and celebrate herbs in a free, all-ages event!
- Tours of the Evergreen Heritage Center are also available for groups at other times upon request. A donation of $7.50/person, with a minimum of $30, is requested.
For more information on the above events and programs or to register, call 301-687-0664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org