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 [...]
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)
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.
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.
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.