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    On The Calendar for March!

    March 18 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    Past Times for Children - Schoolyard Games
    96-year-old Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a slave, grew up poor in Sykesville during the 1920s and '30s. Jack White will conduct a casual interview with Warren to discuss his slave grandmother, his parents, and the many challenges he overcame during his struggle to educate himself and escape poverty, as chronicled in Jack's book, In Carrie's Footprints.
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    March 21 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Box Lunch Talks - Researching Your Civil War Soldier
    During the recent commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, many Americans discovered an interest in learning about their Civil War ancestors. Genealogist Debra Hoffman explains the resources for researching a Civil War soldier and uses two case studies—one Union and one Confederate—to illustrate the information that can be found.
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    Museum Shop


    The Shop at Cockey’s, the museum shop and bookstore of the Historical Society of Carroll County, houses a wide variety of unique items for everyone. Our stock, much of which is on consignment, constantly expands and evolves. Decorative, practical and original creations arrive regularly so visit us in person or on line to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one or just to see what’s new. We are always on the lookout for distinctive merchandise. A number of consignors’ items, many of which are one-of-a-kind, are exclusively available in our shop at remarkably reasonable and affordable prices.

    Our book section specializes in the history of Carroll County through publications produced by HSCC and other publishers. We carry books on the history of Maryland and the region, decorative arts, architecture, artifact care and conservation. A number of works by local authors and a great selection of historically relevant children’s books round out the book store experience.

    In our fast-paced world of instant gratification, many of the old crafts survived only because dedicated crafters played an integral part in keeping these skills alive. The shop showcases the traditional work of a number of talented and dedicated artisans. We also carry acid-free materials for the preservation of archives and artifacts.

    Mission Statement

    The Museum Shop and Book Store of the Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland support the educational and financial goals of the Society. Through the Museum Shop and Book Store, the Society expands the visitors’ educational journey by enhancing the discovery of Carroll County’s heritage and lifestyles. The Shop provides a welcoming atmosphere to buyers and browsers alike.
    (Adopted by committee September, 2008)


    We seek high quality works that reflect the Historical Society’s collections and educational mission to sell through the Shop. Applications are available here.

    There is a separate consignment policy that outlines the conditions, rights and responsibilities associated with consigning items to the Museum Shop. Copies of the Consignment Policy are available here.

    Criteria for Consignment Items

    Merchandise purchased and offered for resale includes products that complement the Historical Society’s mission. Items purchased for resale should meet any of the following criteria:

    1. Reflect Carroll County today
    2. Represent HSCC collection or specific or current exhibit
    3. Portray the history of Carroll County and environs
    4. Represent the cultural traditions and ethnic heritage of Carroll County and Maryland

    Consignment Policy
    Consigner Agreement

    You can also obtain applications from the Museum Shop by contacting Debbie, the shop manager, at 410-848-6494 ext 212 or via e-mail at Debbie@HSCCmd.org.

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