The Historical Society is excited to announce a limited reopening starting July 21! Please click on the box below to read about our safety measures and updated services.
Letter from the Director
Presented by Sam Riley, President of the Union Mills Homestead
Register Here
The Road Most Traveled: The Baltimore-Reisterstown Turnpike Story August 18, noon Register now for a virtual Box Lunch Talk!
August 20, 7 p.m.
Register Here
Presented by Dave Flora, Master Gardener Revisiting Native Plants Register now for a virtual Talk at the Tavern!
Learn More
Scavenger Hunt: Hold Your Horses! There were many stagecoaches, wagons and horses in the 19th century. Let’s go on a scavenger hunt and see how many hitching posts and permanent wagon steps you can find. Go on a family ride and visit the town listed to see if you can find the hitching post to tie up your horse or steps to assist women and children into a wagon.
Breaking Barriers Due to continuing social distancing requirements, the Legacy Gala will be held online on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Please click on the button below for more details and updates
Learn More
The Historical Society of Carroll County
has moved its 6th annual Legacy Gala
online!
The Shriver-Weybright Research Library Unique collections and researching tools to aid researchers in tracing their Carroll ancestors.
Learn More

The Historical Society is excited to announce a limited reopening starting July 21! Please click on the box below to read about our safety measures and updated services.
Letter from the Director
Presented by Sam Riley, President of the Union Mills Homestead
Register Here
The Road Most Traveled: The Baltimore-Reisterstown Turnpike Story August 18, noon Register now for a virtual Box Lunch Talk!
August 20, 7 p.m.
Register Here
Presented by Dave Flora, Master Gardener Revisiting Native Plants Register now for a virtual Talk at the Tavern!
Learn More
Scavenger Hunt: Hold Your Horses! There were many stagecoaches, wagons and horses in the 19th century. Let’s go on a scavenger hunt and see how many hitching posts and permanent wagon steps you can find. Go on a family ride and visit the town listed to see if you can find the hitching post to tie up your horse or steps to assist women and children into a wagon.
Breaking Barriers Due to continuing social distancing requirements, the Legacy Gala will be held online on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Please click on the button below for more details and updates
Learn More
The Historical Society of Carroll County
has moved its 6th annual Legacy Gala
online!
The Shriver-Weybright Research Library Unique collections and researching tools to aid researchers in tracing their Carroll ancestors.
Learn More

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.

Historical Society of Carroll County Blog

Westminster Cemetery

Although the Historical Society had to cancel its tour of Westminster Cemetery scheduled for May 16, the historic burying ground [...]

The Perfect Stitch

While sheltering in our homes, we’ve all been looking for things to keep us occupied. Many are serving their communities [...]

The Historical Society will be reopening on July 21 for limited services!

The Library is closed to in-person research, but is taking requests

The Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House is open by appointment only

The galleries in Cockey’s will be closed until the opening of our newest exhibit, Breaking Barriers!

Please click Here to read a letter from our Executive Director about our safety measures.

Be a Part of Local History and Sponsor Us Today!

To find out more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Legacy Gala: Breaking Barriers, click Here for a brochure

To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets, click Here

Upcoming Events

  1. Past Times for Children: County Fairs

    August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Talks at the Tavern: Revisiting Native Plants

    August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Bluegrass at the Barn

    September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Virtual 2020 Legacy Gala: Breaking Barriers

    September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Connecting the Past and Present.

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