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    July 16 - 10:00am to 11:15am
    Past Times for Children
    Mary Shellman: A Westminster Icon
    There were many people who helped mold and grow Carroll County, but none as active as Mary Shellman in Westminster. She grew up right here at the Historical Society compound-one building was her home. Your child will learn about her experience as the county's first telephone operator, creator of the Westminster's Memorial Day parade, and other activities through creative play, games and activities. A craft will be made to take home and continue their 1800s adventure.
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    July 19 - 12pm to 1pm
    Box Lunch Talks
    Five Generations of Collecting: A Family Tradition
    Tom Gordon, Jr., and Tom Gordon III are the fourth and fifth generations of collectors in a family with a long connection to history and heritage. From the first collector in their family who traded with the Crow Indians, the family history includes notables such as Abraham Lincoln, John Surratt, John Singleton Mosby, Betsy Patterson Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt, and numerous others. Learn about collecting and the many artifacts this family has acquired.
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    Summer Saturdays at the
    Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House

    Step back into Carroll County's history with a visit to the home of Jacob Sherman and his family.

    In 1807, Sherman built a large brick home on East Main Street in Westminster. It stood directly across the street from the tavern that provided Sherman's livelihood.

    Combining the ethnic traditions of Sherman's Pennsylvania German heritage with the style of a Carroll County farmhouse, the home includes such architectural innovations as built‐in cupboards and counter‐balanced windows. A visit to the fully‐restored house provides a unique opportunity to visit one of Westminster's earliest homes. To learn more about the house, click here.

    Tours begin in the Shop at Cockey's, 216 East Main Street. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact the Historical Society at 410‐848‐6494.

    2016 Tour Dates
    June 11 and 25
    July 9 and 23
    August 13 and 27

    Guided Tour Times
    10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    Free for Historical Society members $5.00 for non‐members Children 4 and under are Free

    Purchase tour tickets in The Shop at Cockey's, 216 East Main Street.

    Artisans at Work: Inspirations from the Past

    Activities at Westminster’s

    Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

    10 AM – 4 PM
    Hand-crafted artisan demonstrations such as:
    • Tinsmithing
    • Blacksmithing
    • Chair caning
    • Candle making
    • Weaving
    • Quilting
    • Scrimshaw powder horn carving

    Experience the Past at Emerald Hill (old City Hall):
    1838 Emerald Hill Lane, Westminster MD
    Contact HSCC:  410-848-6494, ext. 200

    Contact the Historical Society of Carroll County

    (410) 848-6494 or Info@HSCCmd.org
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