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    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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    Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House

    Step back into Carroll County’s history with a visit to the home of Jacob Sherman and his family. Sherman built a large brick home for his family in 1807. The house, at 206 East Main Street in Westminster, stood directly across the street from the tavern that provided Sherman’s livelihood.

    Sherman Fisher Shellman House - Historical Society of Carroll CountyThe house combines the traditional Carroll County farmhouse with the ethnic traditions of Sherman’s Pennsylvania German heritage and architectural innovations such as counter-balanced windows and built-in cupboards.

    A visit to the fully-restored house provides a unique opportunity to visit one of Westminster’s earliest homes. Tours begin in the Kimmey House at 210 East Main Street. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact the Society at 410-848-6494.

    Click here for a detailed look at the history and restoration of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House.

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