Box Lunch Talk: The Work of Their Hands

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Event to be held in-person – No RSVP Registration Required. Cost is $3.00 for HSCC Members and $7.00 for non-members upon entry with drinks and snacks provided. Join us at Grace Hall on Carroll Street. The Work of Their Hands. Over the years, Carroll County women have created an amazing variety of beautiful quilts. Many […]

Kimmey Bookshop Event: Just South of Gettysburg

Historical Society of Carroll County, 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

On Thursday, December 15, 10:30 a.m. – noon, stop in at the Historical Society of Carroll County and get your copy of Just South of Gettysburg, the classic book about Carroll County during the Civil War. Based on letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records, the book—edited by Frederick Shriver Klein—was produced in 1963 during […]

Box Lunch Talk: The Art of Musical Instruments

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Event to be held in-person – No RSVP Registration Required. Cost is $3.00 for HSCC Members and $7.00 for non-members upon entry with drinks and snacks provided. Join us at Grace Hall on Carroll Street. The Art of the Musical Instruments. Ken Koons. Ken Koons – luthier, blacksmith, woodworker, musician, and photographer – has been […]

Carroll County 186th Birthday Celebration

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Join HSCC on Saturday, January 14, 2023, as we celebrate Carroll County’s 186th birthday! The commemoration of Carroll County’s “birthday” began in the 1920s with a group called the Carroll County Society of Baltimore County. These descendants of Carroll Countians organized to promote “an appreciation of the history, traditions and pleasant memories of Carroll County.” […]

Box Lunch Talk – Time’s Crossroads: The History of New Windsor

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Author Frank Batavick introduces the recently published 2nd edition of his book which contains additional stories and more photographs. Some of the images were recently discovered and have never been published before. 12-1 p.m., Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll Street, Westminster. $3 for HSCC members; $7 for non-members.

Box Lunch Talk – The Autobiography of John Baptist Snowden

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Author Diane Boettcher has contributed to the restoration of the Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster. As part of this important project, Diane annotated the 1900 edition of the Reverend John Baptist Snowden’s autobiography for modern audiences. She will share history about Snowden’s journey from enslavement to ministry and fatherhood, as well as share other stories of […]

Box Lunch Talk – International Service with Roots in Carroll County

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Art Riley grew up in Westminster. He is a retired pharmacist who successfully managed pharmacy practices for more than 45 years. He has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Westminster for more than 40 years and served as the 2020-2021 President of Kiwanis International. 12-1 p.m., Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll […]

Box Lunch Talk – Sykesville Stories

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Jack McBride White shares the dramatic story of two German Jews who escaped Nazi Germany, came to the U.S., and joined the staff of Springfield Hospital in Sykesville. Dr. Leo Kanner, a pioneer in the study of autism, and Dr. Kurt Glazer were among many refugees from war-torn Germany who ended up on the staff […]

Box Lunch Talk – Historic Trees of Carroll County

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Steve Allgeier, Chair of the Westminster Tree Commission, highlights the most historic trees in Carroll County, and discusses how best to help trees survive and thrive, given the challenges of global warming. 12-1 p.m., Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll Street, Westminster. $3 for HSCC members; $7 for non-members.

Box Lunch Talk – The Other Road to Yorktown

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Presented by John Laycock In the spring of 1781, General Anthony “Mad Anthony” Wayne led his Pennsylvania regiments into Virginia to reinforce General Lafayette in the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown. After putting down a mutiny among his underpaid and under-supplied troops, took them down a road which led them through Carroll […]

Sundae Scoop and New Exhibit Opening

Historical Society of Carroll County, 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Join us on Sunday, July 16, 12:00-4:00 p.m., for an afternoon of history fun at the Society. The infamous King George returns for the popular history villain dunk tank. Burgers, fries, and $1 ice cream will be available along with great historic games and entertainment. HSCC’s new exhibit, “Strike Up The Bands,” will debut in […]

Box Lunch Talk: The History of Shiloh Pottery

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

For more than 50 years, Ken and Marty Hankins have welcomed visitors to Shiloh Pottery in Hampstead. Ken has made stoneware pots, run a potters’ supply business, made and sold kick wheels, and fired salt-glazed pots with gas or wood. His beautiful work graces many homes in Carroll County and beyond. $3 for HSCC members; […]

History: Shaken & Stirred

Covalent Spirits, 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on September 7th 6pm as the HSCC launches History: Shaken and Stirred. Three 5-minute, untold, local history stories will be shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. There will be a 20 to 30 minute break between each speaker. A special history-themed drink will […]

Sold Out! Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bocce

Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD, 21158, United States

This event is sold out… Once again, HSCC will present an afternoon of Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce on Sunday, September 10, at The Union Mills Homestead from 4 -7 p.m. We had so much fun last year, and we are excited to do it again. Tickets include the concert plus gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries […]

Box Lunch Talk: Manchester’s Cigar Industry

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

The Historical Society of Carroll County presents the renowned Carroll County historian Joe Getty as he shares his extensive research and writing on the history of the Manchester cigar industry. He will share his latest discoveries in this not-to-be-missed look at one of Carroll County’s most unusual industries. Please check in when you arrive! The […]

Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s Story

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Mary Ann Ashcraft follows the journey of Carroll County native Isaiah Lightner from Union Bridge to Civil War battlefields, to an Indian reservation, and finally to a farm along Nebraska’s Platte River. Years of research and interactions with Lightner descendants have uncovered the twists and turns in the Lightner’s life. Please check in when you […]

Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s Story

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Mary Ann Ashcraft follows the journey of Carroll County native Isaiah Lightner from Union Bridge to Civil War battlefields, to an Indian reservation, and finally to a farm along Nebraska’s Platte River. Years of research and interactions with Lightner descendants have uncovered the twists and turns in the Lightner’s life. Please check in when you […]

Paranormal Investigation

The Historical Society of Carroll County 210 Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Have you heard the tales of the ghosts of Cockey’s Tavern? Haunted portrait, footsteps, voices and more! Join HSCC and the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Project (MAPP) as we investigate Cockey’s and the never before investigated Sherman-Fisher-Shellman house on October 21st. Learn the fascinating history of the buildings and explore with professional paranormal investigators two of Westminster’s […]

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Paranormal Investigation

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Have you heard the tales of the ghosts of Cockey’s Tavern? Haunted portrait, footsteps, voices and more! Join HSCC and the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Project (MAPP) as we investigate Cockey’s and the never before investigated Sherman-Fisher-Shellman house on October 21st. Learn the fascinating history of the buildings and explore with professional paranormal investigators two of Westminster’s […]

Historical Society of Carroll County Annual Meeting

Best Western Hotel- Conference Center 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, United States

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Halloween, October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster. A hot buffet and dessert will be provided by Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering followed by Society business and the event’s […]

Historical Society of Carroll County Annual Meeting

Best Western Conference Center 199 Mica Dr, Westminster, MD, United States

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Halloween, October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster. A hot buffet and dessert will be provided by Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering followed by Society business and the event’s […]

Box Lunch Talk: The History of the Carroll County Choral Society

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

The Carroll County Choral Society began in 1970, under the leadership of music director Herbert J. Sell, and gave hundreds of performances in the County and beyond – including as Maryland’s representative in “A Salute to the States” celebration at Independence Hall on July 31, 1976. Ronnie Bohn, who sang in the Choral Society for […]

Box Lunch Talk: Carroll County’s Historic Courthouse

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Andrew Shriver. The building opened at the end of that year and has been in use as a courthouse ever since. Honorable Brian L. DeLeonardo, judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, has done extensive research on the building—described as “one of the most beautiful courtrooms in America” —and will share its interesting history. […]

History: Shaken & Stirred

Covalent Spirits 118 E Main St, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on January 11th 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be four or five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of Sykesville will be told. A special […]

Box Lunch Talk: Westminster High School “Auld Lang Syne”

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Westminster High School opened at 121 Longwell Ave in 1936 and served as the community’s high school until 1971, when the current high school opened on Washington Road. The old high school then served as East Middle School for the next 50 years.  In 2023, it was demolished to make room for a new East […]

Carroll County 187th Birthday Celebration

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Postponed to Saturday, February 3, 2024. The Historical Society of Carroll County invites everyone to join us on Saturday, January 20, 2024 to celebrate Carroll County’s 187th birthday! This year we will celebrate the history and achievements of Lehigh Cement (now Heidelberg Materials), which has been in operation in Union Bridge for more than 100 years. During that time, […]

Carroll County 187th Birthday Celebration

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Postponed from Saturday, January 20, 2024 This year we will celebrate the history and achievements of Lehigh Cement (now Heidelberg Materials), which has been in operation in Union Bridge for more than 100 years. During that time, Lehigh has been an important community partner, supporting countless initiatives in Carroll County. We will hear about future plans, […]

Box Lunch Talk: Crawford Yingling Insurance – A Century of Service

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Presented by John Yingling. In 2019, Crawford Yingling Insurance celebrated a century of service to the community. Started by John Yingling’s grandfather, Carroll Crawford, in 1919, the business has weathered wars, the Great Depression, technological changes, and more to reach its 100th anniversary. John will share the interesting history and resiliency of the firm. He […]

Box Lunch Talk: Westminster High School Alumni in World War II

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Steve Bowersox, longtime Westminster High School history teacher shares his work on his ongoing project to identify and share the history of former Owls who served in World War II. Steve began researching the connection of Westminster High to World War II in 2007. He has been able to place over 650 Westminster High students, […]

Joint Box Lunch Talk: Westminster High School “Auld Lang Syne” & Westminster High School Alumni in World War II

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Due to the Box Lunch Talk having to be canceled in January, we will be having a joint talk for this very special Box Lunch Talk! Westminster High School opened at 121 Longwell Ave in 1936 and served as the community’s high school until 1971, when the current high school opened on Washington Road. The […]

History: Shaken & Stirred – Untold Stories of Mt. Airy

Covalent Spirits, 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on April 4th at 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of Mt. Airy will be told. A special […]

Box Lunch Talk: The Joys and Challenges of Bee Keeping

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Jennifer’s Munch’s grandfather kept bee hives and always had a dish of honey on the table. In 2015, Jennifer decided to add beekeeping to her projects around her farm. She started by taking a class with the Carroll County Bee Keepers Association and has been enthralled with bees, their life cycle, and their superorganism ever […]

HSCC 10th Annual Legacy Gala | Fly Me to The Moon

Antrim 1844, 30 Trevanion Rd., Taneytown, 21787, United States

Let us play among the stars and see what spring is like! We invite you to join us for the Historical Society of Carroll County’s Legacy Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Antrim 1844, from 6:00-11:00 pm, to celebrate our 85th Anniversary! This exciting milestone Anniversary will be celebrated with dining, dancing, and socializing. […]

Box Lunch Talk: The Land Preservation Program of Carroll County

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

Presented by Deborah Bowers. The Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Program administers various programs, with the goal of permanently preserving at least 100,000 acres of agricultural land. Deborah will give an overview of the program and its success. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members.

Historical Society 85th Anniversary Variety Show

Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main St, Westminster, MD, 21157, United States

You are cordially invited to attend the Society’s 85th Anniversary Variety Show on June 6, 5-7pm at the Carroll Arts Center. This is a free event! Although reservations aren’t required, you may reserve your tickets in advance on the Society’s website Variety Show sponsors Linda and Mel Mills will introduce the premier viewing of our […]

Box Lunch Talk: Patriots of Carroll County: Norman Bruce

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Presented by John Laycock. Norman Bruce was an immigrant, prominent landowner, businessman, soldier, politician, husband and father. He founded Bruceville, where the home he built, Myrtle Hill, still stands. John is currently working to place a roadside marker commemorating a Revolutionary War era encampment in Carroll County. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The […]

History: Shaken & Stirred – Untold Stories of New Windsor

Covalent Spirits 118 E Main St, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on July 11th at 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of New Windsor will be told. A special […]

Box Lunch Talk: Treasures, Trash & Ghosts: My 50 Years of Historic Preservation

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Presented by Jonathan Herman. Jonathan Herman has renovated many historic properties in Carroll County, including Cockey’s Tavern in 2008. He received the 2013 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation from the Maryland Historic Trust, for his renovation of Wilson’s Inheritance in Union Bridge. He will be sharing interesting experiences over his 50 years […]