Box Lunch Talk: The Other Road to YorktownGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
In the spring of 1781, General Anthony “Mad Anthony” Wayne led his Pennsylvania regiments into Virginia to reinforce General Lafayette in the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown. After putting down a mutiny among his underpaid and under-supplied troops, took them down a road which led them through Carroll County. John Laycock traces this little-known journey.
Box Lunch Talk: The History of Shiloh PotteryGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
For more than 50 years, Ken and Marty Hankins have welcomed visitors to Shiloh Pottery in Hampstead. Ken has made stoneware pots, run a potters’ supply business, made and sold kick wheels, and fired salt-glazed pots with gas or wood. His beautiful work graces many homes in Carroll County and beyond.
Box Lunch Talk: The Tale of Three Schoolhouses
When Patricia Greenwald was the director of Gifted and Talented Education for Howard County Public Schools, a student project piqued her interest in restoring and sharing the stories of historic schoolhouses in Carroll and Howard Counties. She will tell the stories of three schools: Ellicott Quaker School (late 1700s), Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse (1883), and the Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (1904).
Box Lunch Talk: Manchester’s Cigar IndustryGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
Renowned Carroll County historian Joe Getty has done extensive research and writing on the history of the Manchester cigar industry. He will share his latest discoveries in this not-to-be-missed look at one of Carroll County’s most unusual industries. Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members
Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s StoryGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
Mary Ann Ashcraft follows the journey of Carroll County native Isaiah Lightner from Union Bridge to Civil War battlefields, to an Indian reservation, and finally to a farm along Nebraska’s Platte River. Years of research and interactions with Lightner descendants have uncovered the twists and turns in the Lightner’s life.
Box Lunch Talk: The History of the Carroll County Choral SocietyGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
The Carroll County Choral Society began in 1970, under the leadership of music director Herbert J. Sell, and gave hundreds of performances in the County and beyond – including as Maryland’s representative in “A Salute to the States” celebration at Independence Hall on July 31, 1976. Ronnie Bohn, who sang in the Choral Society for 30 years, explores the history of this Carroll County treasure.
Box Lunch Talk: Carroll County’s Historic CourthouseGrace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States
Andrew Shriver. The building opened at the end of that year and has been in use as a courthouse ever since. Honorable Brian L. DeLeonardo, judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, has done extensive research on the building—described as “one of the most beautiful courtrooms in America” —and will share its interesting history.