CLOSED in observance of July 4th

The HSCC campus will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. Despite John Adams wanting the holiday to be celebrated on July 2, that’s not the day we celebrate our nation’s independence. We celebrate on July 4th since it was the day the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted.  

History: Shaken & Stirred – Untold Stories of New Windsor

118 East Main Street, Westminster 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on July 11th at 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of New Windsor will be told. A special [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Treasures, Trash & Ghosts: My 50 Years of Historic Preservation presented by Jonathan Herman

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jonathan Herman has renovated many historic properties in Carroll County, including Cockey’s Tavern in 2008. He received the 2013 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation from the Maryland Historic Trust, for his renovation of Wilson's Inheritance in Union Bridge. He will be sharing interesting experiences over his 50 years of dedication to historic preservation. [...]

History Fest

The Historical Society of Carroll County 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

This fun interactive history fair was our event formerly known as Sundae Scoop. Join us at the Society on Saturday, July 27th from 11 am - 4 pm where we will have many more exhibitors and fun activities. What’s staying the same? You will still be able to dunk King George, we will have Pat Martin’s [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Summer Fun at Cascade Lake presented by Clay Matthews

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Clay Matthews will share the history of Cascade Lake from its origins, to its emergency and permanent closing due to the weakening of its earthen dam. Clay has great memories of working at Cascade Lake when he was in high school. All are welcome to share any memories they have of this Carroll County landmark. Admission – [...]

Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce 2024

Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD

Save the date for this very popular and enjoyable event! Our Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce event will be held on SUNDAY, September 8th from   4—7 pm at Union Mills Homestead. Last year’s event was a lot of fun! The entertainment this year will be Billy Harrison & the Haywire Bluegrass Band.  For more information about the [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Carrollton Hounds and the History of Fox Hunting in Carroll County presented by Jason Dudderar

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jason grew up in the Uniontown area and started riding horses at a very young age. He is now the Master of the Carrollton Hounds. He will share the history and adventure of fox hunting in Carroll County and the surrounding area. When not on horseback, Jason is a Vice President and CFA with Morgan Stanley. [...]

2024 Civil War Symposium – Regional Impacts of the Civil War

Carroll Community College 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Symposium. If you submitted a proposal to participate in the Symposium, but did not receive an automated confirmation email, please reach out to our Archivist, Kyle Wichtendahl at kwichtendahl@hsccmd.org. Carroll Community College, in partnership with The Historical Society of Carroll County and Carroll County Public Libraries, will host [...]

History: Shaken & Stirred – Untold Stories of Taneytown

118 East Main Street, Westminster 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on October 3rd at 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of Taneytown will be told. A special history-themed [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Taverns Along the Turnpike presented by Sam Riley

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Historian and scholar, Sam Riley will share his research on local turnpikes with a focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth century taverns that played an important role in region’s development. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members.

Halloween Celebration 2024

216 East Main Street Westminster, United States

The staff and volunteers at the Historical Society of Carroll County are coming together to bring everyone a celebration for Halloween. We are working on the details for this family friendly fun event and will have more information following soon!

2024 Annual Meeting – Antique Dress & A Coded Message

Best Western Westminster 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on October 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster. A hot buffet and dessert will be provided by Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering followed by Society business and the event’s keynote speaker. Our second [...]