Box Lunch Talk: The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

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 dear to the [...]

Box Lunch Talk: 19th Century Death Examined


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 held in the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House. Registration is required 24 hours in advance. This program will be live via Zoom

Box Lunch Talk: Ghosts of Carroll County


From the infamous Legh Master and the area known as Furnace Hills, outside of Westminster along the road to New Windsor, has had a reputation for being haunted for more than a hundred years, and it seems, the tradition continues to this day.  The Opera House ghost, to the haunted silver mine, Carroll County has an array of mysterious stories. Pat Hahn, ghost walk tour guide for the Carroll County Public Library, will entertain us with some of the county’s spookiest tales.