There are also exhibits of vintage photographs and memoribilia of village life during the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on education, religion, domestic life, and agriculture. There is also an exhibit on Allen's African American community, beginning with slavery and continuing with the foundation of a free black community along Upper Ferry Road beginning in the 1830's.
See "News of the Society" for museum hours and other Society events. For further information contact George R. Shivers at telephone 410-778-3696 (Chestertown) or 410-749-9064 (Allen). Leave a message. You may also email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Society's mailing address is P.O. Box 31, Allen, MD 21810.
The Society's home, Passerdyke Cottage dates to c. 1830. Interesting features of the house are the half-tree sleepers and the handmade nails used in construction. There is also an original fireplace and enclosed staircase. It has been enlarged by several additions in the 20th century.
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through a grant from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.