Box Lunch Talk: Amidst the Mischief and the Misery

Amidst the Mischief & the Misery: The Story of Three Famous Civil War Caregivers Recently, Civil War scholars have finally begun revealing in detail how our colossal American tragedy turned the nation into a “Republic of Suffering.” Burt Kummerow, director of Maryland’s Four Centuries Project, discusses three famous Americans—Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott—who [...]

September 21 – 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