Breaking Barriers Exhibit Tours are now available by appointment!

Celebrate the centenial passing of the 19th amendment!
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The Historical Society of Carroll County
is excited to announce our newest exhibit opening!
Presented by Steve Bowersox
Register Here
Westminster High School’s Contribution to the Greatest Generation September 24, 7 -8 p.m. Register now for a virtual Talk at the Taven

Breaking Barriers Exhibit Tours are now available by appointment!

Celebrate the centenial passing of the 19th amendment!
Learn More
The Historical Society of Carroll County
is excited to announce our newest exhibit opening!
Presented by Steve Bowersox
Register Here
Westminster High School’s Contribution to the Greatest Generation September 24, 7 -8 p.m. Register now for a virtual Talk at the Taven
Donate to the Gift for the cause
donate to the Gift for the cause
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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.

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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: Games

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
  2. Walking Tour: Historic Westminster Cemetery

    October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Past Times for Children: Lime Stone Quarries

    October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Become a Member Today and Join Us in
Connecting the Past and Present.

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Your Membership Counts!

Become a Member Today and Join Us in Connecting the Past and Present.

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