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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CARROLL COUNTY 210 East Main Street Westminster, MD 21157 Free Parking Behind the Buildings The Historical Society of Carroll County’s buildings and grounds are smoke free. HSCC Offices: 410-848-6494, ext. 200 Library & Research: 410-848-6494, ext. 204

Box Lunch Talk: 19th Century Death Examined

2021-09-23T08:55:02-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Education, Videos|

During the 19th century, Carroll County families faced a host of issues dealing with grief and death while living in a small town.  Cathy Baty and Kristen McMasters will examine 19th Century Death practices and how they evolved over the course of the century based on research for the special October event to be [...]

Box Lunch Talk: The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

2021-08-19T16:10:01-04:00August 19th, 2021|Videos|

  In 1933, Italian immigrants Pasquale and Lena Donofrio opened Carroll Gardens in Westminster.  Over the next 50 years their business developed well-known hybrid plants and became nationally known.  Their son, John, became a nationally acclaimed landscape architect.  Author Brenda Black tells the story of her grandparents and the business that remains near and [...]

Cathy Baty Describes 1850 Shriver Dress

2021-09-24T16:10:25-04:00August 14th, 2021|Videos|

HSCC’s records for the dress say only that it belonged to the “daughters of Jacob Shriver.” Jacob had two daughters: Mary Anna and Caroline. Mary (May 29, 1813 - February 21, 1847) married George Slingluff and moved to Ohio in 1836. Caroline (April 20, 1817 - August 28, 1900) married Joshua Jones in [...]

8 August 2021 – Exploring the Grand History of the Mehring Family

2021-08-14T16:51:54-04:00August 8th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 8 August 2021 Exploring the Grand History of the Mehring Family By Mary Ann Ashcraft Some surnames like Shipley, Yingling, Shriver, and Myers have shown up in Carroll County records for centuries, but today’s column covers another old name which may not be so familiar− the Mehrings of Bruceville and Keymar. Johann Wolfgang Mohring [...]

25 July 2021 – Swept Away

2021-08-14T16:48:42-04:00July 25th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 25 July 2021 Swept Away By David Buie For the past month, flooding and storm damage have become commonplace in the local news. As recent as Sunday, June 18 of this year, a local news broadcaster reported flooding and the devastation of Baltimore County homes, leaving up to ten thousand BG&E customers without electricity [...]

11 July 2021 – Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

2021-08-14T16:46:40-04:00July 11th, 2021|2021, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 11 July 2021 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow By Mary Ann Ashcraft Fashion is a big component of history that can’t be ignored. Although clothing certainly comes to mind, what about styles of facial hair for men? Shaving, or not shaving, has gone in and out of fashion for thousands of years. What was in [...]

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