|Unique Places to Visit|
|There are three "don't miss" places to see while in Rowlesburg. One is Allegheny Treenware, a homegrown success story. Located in Fellowsville on US 50, ten miles west of Rowlesburg, this company produces handmade wooden table and cookware. Their unusual products are sold in the U.S. and many other countries. The second unique place to visit is the WWII Museum. This world class museum, located at the Szilagyi Center, exhibits a large and unique collection of WWII artifacts, including fully uniformed mannequins down to the last detail, even shoe laces! The museum is owned and operated by Jef Verswyvel and Maggie DeWierdt. Jef is a world famous model sculptor specializing in WWII models and miniatures. His work sells to hobbyists all over the world. The owner and his wife are from Belgium. The WWII Museum and a cafe operated by the RRC are open summer and fall.
The Szilagyi Center is also hosting the third unique attraction, the B&O Railroad Museum's 1927 Centenary Bridge Collection. This set of 11 bridges was created for the world's fair celebrating 100 years of the B&O's history. The bridges are on long-term loan to the Town of Rowlesburg, and thanks to the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, have a home. The loan is made possible by the Affiliation program started by the B&O Museum Director, Courtney Wilson. As an Affiliate member, the Town of Rowlesburg is entitled to borrow and lend exhibits to the Museum. The bridge display is open on weekends and for festivals throughout the summer and fall.
|This is how a spoon starts its life! Each piece of tableware is handcrafted from a local wood.|
|A few treenware products. Click on the photo to link to Allegheny Treenware's web site.|
|This looks like a Hollywood scene of WWII. It is a miniature completely handcrafted by Jef Verswyvel. Click on this photo to go to their web site.|
|Each component of a diarama must be carved and then molds created. The molds are used to produce more copies of the component.|
|The bridge exhibit is vistied by Judge Thomas Ward of Baltimore and many others.|
|The first railroad bridges copied road bridges. The wooden structures soon proved inadequate for long spans and heavier loads.|
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