October 19 – Box Lunch Talk: Ghosts of Carroll County, speaker Pat Hahn

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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. Event to be held in-person - No RSVP Registration Required.  Cost is $3.00 for HSCC Members and $7.00 for non-members upon entry with drinks and snacks provided. Join us to Watch Facebook Live from Grace Hall on Carroll Street

November 16 – Box Lunch Talk: Cultural Influences on the Development of U.S. Army Insignia of the Great War, speaker Jay Graybeal

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

On Tuesday, November 16, Jay Graybeal will be presenting the Box Lunch Talk Cultural Influences on the Development of US Insignia of the Great War. Jay Graybeal examines the American, foreign, mythological, and other influences on the development of shoulder sleeve insignia (patches) of the U.S. Army during World War I. This event will be in [...]

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December 21 – Box Lunch Talk: Here comes the Lutherans! Speaker Kevin Dayhoff

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

A Study of Early Places of Faith in Carroll County. 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 [...]

January 18, 2022 – Box Lunch Talk: Icons of American Animation, speaker Robert Lemieux

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Speaker:  Prof. Robert Lemieux Caption for featured Image:  Robert Lemieux, an associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel College, places a title card under a 1989 cel setup from ÒThe SimpsonsÓ by Klasky Csupo as he prepares the Icons of American Animation exhibit at McDaniel College's Rice Gallery Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (Dylan Slagle)

February 15 – Box Lunch Talk: Creating Memorials, speaker: Mimi Ashcraft

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Mimi Ashcraft has spent more than 20 years researching Sebastian (Boss) Hammond and Caleb McPeak, 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.

March 15, 2022 – Box Lunch Talk: The Ladies of Lewis Hall: Joyce Muller interviews Jackie Hering

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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. Joyce Muller will interview Jackie Hering, who was among those hired and trained to work in this top-secret government facility that operated for more than 30 years. She will tell the story of this interesting chapter in the nation’s history.

May 17 – Box Lunch Talk: Rockland Farm, speaker: Edwin T. Gregg, Jr.

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Edwin T. Gregg, Jr, owner of Rockland Farm, will share the interesting architectural detail and history of his 18th Century home and farm complex on Uniontown Road. The house, built in 1795, retains the Pennsylvania German traditional three-room plan with a central chimney. It is a two-story, three-bay by two-bay brick structure on a stone foundation built into a slope. Rockland Farm is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Gregg is chair of the Carroll County Historic Preservation Commission.

September 20, 2022 – Box Lunch Talk: A Tale of Ten Tanneries – Sam Riley

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Following an investigation of the Shriver Tannery at Union Mills, Sam Riley will turn to a larger discussion of tanneries in Carroll County with a focus on the ten tanneries in the area between Sam’s Creek and Union Mills in 1820.