Chapter Mtg March 20, 2019

John Shuman to talk about his photography

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Photographer John Shuman will give an illustrated talk about his images that have a railroad-related theme. His talk will be the focus of the monthly meeting of the Western Maryland Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in the grand hall on the second floor of the Allegany Museum on the corner of Persh­ing and South Mechanic streets. Enter the building through the south entrance, which is handicap accessible from the nearby parking lot. This meeting is open to the public at no cost.

Shuman is best known for his photography that complemented the writing by his wife Amy, which has been published in the Cumberland Times-News and the monthly Allegany Magazine. His work has been displayed at various galleries in the area. Shuman considers himself to be a “street photographer” who goes out and about regularly, looking for interesting visual scenes. He captures images in and around Cumberland, which he shares through his website ( On Wednesday evening, his railroad-themed photographs will be shown and commented upon.

The Western Maryland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is a non-profit organization chartered in 1977 to promote the appreciation of rail transportation and its heritage. Members meet on the third Wednesday of each month, and receive a monthly newsletter containing information about chapter activities, current railroad news, and local railroad history. Anyone interested in railroads is invited to attend the meetings.

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