December 11, Historic Houses of Worship Tour

December 11, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Historic Houses of Worship Tour - A Joint Fundraiser for the Historic Society of Carroll County Maryland and the Shepherd's Staff.  The following churches are participating: Benjamin's-Krider's United Church of Christ, 208 Kriders Church Road, Westminster Church of the Ascension Episcopal, 23 N. Court Street, Westminster Grace Evangelical Lutheran [...]


December 21 – Box Lunch Talk: Here comes the Lutherans! A Study of Early Places of Faith in Carroll County

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Faith has always been an important part of life in Carroll County, and so it’s not a surprise that when the early settlers of what we now know as Carroll County began to form towns in the 1700s; one of the first priorities was to facilitate the practice of religion.  This talk will present some of [...]

HSCC Holiday Hours

HSCC Administrative Office Closed: December 22, 2021 through January 8, 2022

January 15, 2022 – Carroll County’s Birthday

Each year, HSCC hosts an event to celebrate the establishment of Carroll County on January 19, 1837. The commemoration of Carroll County’s “birthday” began in the 1920s with a group called the Carroll County Society of Baltimore County. These descendants of Carroll Countians organized to promote “an appreciation of the history, traditions and pleasant memories of [...]

January 18 – Box Lunch Talk: A Faithful Soldier Writes Home

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Author Elizabeth Plume Fuss will share a compelling account of the daily life of a soldier during World War II, drawn from the many detailed letters her father wrote to his beloved wife.

February 15 – Box Lunch Talk: Creating Memorials

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Speaker: Mimi Ashcraft Topic: African American Carvers:  Sebastian Hammond & Caleb McPeak Writer and avid student of history, Mimi Ashcraft is back by popular demand.  She has spent more than 20 years researching two 19th century African American gravestone carvers.  Learn about their lives as enslaved and free individuals, then discover examples of their amazing work in cemeteries scattered across central Maryland.

February 26, 2022 – Virtual Winter Wine Tasting – “Under the Tuscan Sun”


Wine connoisseur, Bernie Vogel, owner of JeannieBird Baking Company, will present "Under the Tuscan Sun," a virtual Winter Wine Tasting, on Saturday, February 26, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  Participants will receive two bottles of wine and an assortment of delicious snacks to accompany the presentation.  Cost is $100 per ticket, which is good for two participants.

March 15, 2022 – Box Lunch Talk: The Ladies of Lewis Hall

The Ladies of Lewis Hall. The threat of atomic annihilation during the Cold War drove the U.S. government to develop a national continuity plan. As part of that strategy, the government paid for the creation of a subbasement during the construction of Lewis Hall of Science at McDaniel College. Jackie Hering, among those hired and trained [...]