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Welcome to The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

In today’s mobile society, history—especially family and community history—allows people to find their “roots” and become invested in their community and its future. History is not just dates, one after the other. It is multidisciplinary, complex. Music, art, and literature intertwine with entrepreneurship, scientific innovation, politics, religion, and philosophy. HSCC is Carroll County’s premier storyteller, using all its resources (artifacts, documents, expertise) to create true stories of the people, places, events, cultures, and traditions that make Carroll County unique and place it within the broader context of American history. HSCC has a significant role to play in providing interactive and multigenerational educational programming to serve its current audiences and attract new ones.

What’s New

Come to the Circus!

Join the Historical Society of Carroll County on Saturday, April 28th for a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, and socializing!

Tick-Tock: Tall Clocks of the HSCC

An overview of four clocks that belong to the HSCC's noteworthy collection of Tall Case (or Grandfather) clocks.

The Story of… Francis Jesse Crawford

It is the Historical Society’s charge to utilize its resources and its educational expertise to chronicle the ongoing activities of the county’s people and to make this information accessible to everyone in relevant ways. Find the story of Francis J. Crawford (1819-1885), a Carroll County physician, whose life can be documented through the use of two- and three-dimensional items owned by HSCC. Dr. Crawford’s narrative is only one of many that the Society has to tell.


Treasures of Carroll County – Compass Designed by Goldsmith Chandlee

Several generations of the Wampler family used this early compass by noted Quaker instrument maker Goldsmith Chandlee.


Upcoming Events

april, 2018

09apr(apr 9)9:00 am31may(may 31)4:00 pm"McDaniel" Exhibit9:00 am - (may 31) 4:00 pm Emerald Hill Mansion, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane Westminster, MD 21157Event Type :Family,Member Event,Public Event,Volunteer Event

28apr6:00 pm11:00 pmLegacy Gala: Come to the CircusCome to the Circus6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Arthur D. Seibel Athletic Center, 1001 Green Valley RoadEvent Type :Member Event,Public Event,Volunteer Event

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