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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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    Scholarships

    The Historical Society of Carroll County provides two scholarships for Carroll County students: The Mike Eaton Scholarship and the Jay. A. Graybeal Scholarship.

    The Mike Eaton Scholarship is to honor the memory of William Granville “Mike” Eaton, English teacher at Westminster High School from 1935 to 1971, with a student scholarship and through recognition of outstanding teachers.

    The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Westminster High School, based on an essay about that student’s most influential teacher. That teacher will also be recognized through this scholarship.

    The Historical Society of Carroll County recently dedicated a room at Cockey’s Tavern to Mr. Eaton, the room in which he lived for over 25 years. Funds and memories are being collected to continue to recognize Mr. Eaton at the Historical Society and through this scholarship. 

    To apply for the Eaton Scholarship, click here.

    The Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship is named in honor of former HSCC Executive Director, Jay A. Graybeal, now the Chief Curator of the U.S. Heritage Museum in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This scholarship is open to college- bound high school, undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Carroll County for at least one year. Students must be majoring in history or any specialty area of study in history to include but not limited to; museums, archival, library, historic preservation, material culture, American studies, archaeology, anthropology, art of architectural history or preservation technology; or to students pursuing a recognized certification or apprentice program dedicated to traditional arts, industries, trades or crafts. Students must also demonstrate diverse interests, with special interests in areas of the humanities or sciences, and be involved in extracurricular or volunteer services to be eligible for this award.

    To apply for the Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship, click here.

    For more infromation about our scholarships or to obtain applications, please contact the Historical Society of Carroll County at 410-848-6494 or email to Info@HSCCmd.org.

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