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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: Rural Free Delivery Service

2021-07-25T16:23:52-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Videos|

100 years ago in The Baltimore Sun: August 8, 1899: WESTMINSTER, MD., Aug.7. — The experiment of free mail service in the rural districts of Carroll County, begun April 3, has proved successful beyond expectations. A.W. Maehen, superintendent of free rural mail service, with headquarters at Washington, has for some time past been in [...]

Happy Juneteenth

2021-07-22T13:28:00-04:00June 19th, 2021|Archives|

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, as the day when freedom was granted to over 250,000 slaves in Texas. On June 18, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with 2,000 federal troops. This was two months after the war had essentially ended with surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. [...]

Box Lunch Talk: the Manchester Historical Center

2021-07-25T16:24:48-04:00June 4th, 2021|Videos|

Originally opened in 1989, the Manchester Historical Center moved to its new, expanded location in 2018. Volunteers Betty Smith and Belva Lamotte provide highlights from the town’s history, share the history of the museum, and give an overview of the more than 3,000 items in its collection.

The 1918 Spanish Flu in Carroll County

2021-07-22T13:35:46-04:00May 30th, 2021|Videos|

Board Member, Frank Batavick, discusses how the 1918 Spanish influenza rapidly became a worldwide pandemic – beginning with his five-year old father’s personal experience. The Spanish flu was severe; more than 50 million people perished from the virus worldwide, making it deadlier than the number of causalities from World War I. Carroll County was [...]

Remembrance gathering for Townsend Cook

2021-07-22T13:36:01-04:00May 27th, 2021|Events|

Lynching victim Townsend Cook will be memorialized on June 2, 2021 at 7:00PM, the date of his killing in 1885 in Westminster. The remembrance gathering has been planned by the Carroll County Coalition of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, a program of the Equal Justice Initiative's Lynching in America. The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project reports that [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Introduction to the Westminster Historic District Commission & Local Tax Credits for Historic Structures

2021-07-28T13:53:16-04:00May 18th, 2021|Videos|

Virtual Box Lunch Talk May 18, 2021: Introduction to the Westminster Historic Distric Commission & Local Tax Credits for Historic Structures, Kristen McMasters, Interim Executive Director at the Historical Society of Carroll County, Westminster, Maryland

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