Box Lunch Talk: Treasures, Trash & Ghosts: My 50 Years of Historic Preservation presented by Jonathan Herman

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jonathan Herman has renovated many historic properties in Carroll County, including Cockey’s Tavern in 2008. He received the 2013 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation from the Maryland Historic Trust, for his renovation of Wilson's Inheritance in Union Bridge. He will be sharing interesting experiences over his 50 years of dedication to historic preservation. [...]

History Fest

The Historical Society of Carroll County 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

This fun interactive history fair was our event formerly known as Sundae Scoop. Join us at the Society on Saturday, July 27th from 11 am - 4 pm where we will have many more exhibitors and fun activities. What’s staying the same? You will still be able to dunk King George, we will have Pat Martin’s [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Summer Fun at Cascade Lake presented by Clay Matthews

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Clay Matthews will share the history of Cascade Lake from its origins, to its emergency and permanent closing due to the weakening of its earthen dam. Clay has great memories of working at Cascade Lake when he was in high school. All are welcome to share any memories they have of this Carroll County landmark. Admission – [...]

Tavern Talk: A Not So Splendid Little War – The Spanish American War and Harry Shriver

216 East Main Street Westminster, United States

Union Mills Homestead and the Historical Society of Carroll County are pleased to present a Tavern Talk on Wednesday, August 21st at 7 pm. A Not So Splendid War, The Spanish American War and Harry Shriver will be presented by Robert Ambrose and will tell the misadventures of a son of Carroll County, Harry Shriver, and shed [...]


Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce 2024

Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD

Save the date for this very popular and enjoyable event! Our Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce event will be held on SUNDAY, September 8th from   4—7 pm at Union Mills Homestead. Last year’s event was a lot of fun! The entertainment this year will be Billy Harrison & the Haywire Bluegrass Band.  For more information about the [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Carrollton Hounds and the History of Fox Hunting in Carroll County presented by Jason Dudderar

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jason grew up in the Uniontown area and started riding horses at a very young age. He is now the Master of the Carrollton Hounds. He will share the history and adventure of fox hunting in Carroll County and the surrounding area. When not on horseback, Jason is a Vice President and CFA with Morgan Stanley. [...]

2024 Civil War Symposium – Regional Impacts of the Civil War

Carroll Community College 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland

Discover the local impacts of the Civil War on our region at the upcoming Civil War Symposium.Enjoy a day filled with engaging speakers, fascinating exhibitors and displays, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and speaker book sales!Saturday, Sept. 28 / 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.Carroll Community CollegeAgenda8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome, Registration & Light Refreshments 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. [...]

History: Shaken & Stirred – Untold Stories of Taneytown

118 East Main Street, Westminster 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on October 3rd at 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of Taneytown will be told. A special history-themed [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Taverns Along the Turnpike presented by Sam Riley

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Historian and scholar, Sam Riley will share his research on local turnpikes with a focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth century taverns that played an important role in region’s development. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members.

Halloween Celebration 2024

216 East Main Street Westminster, United States

The staff and volunteers at the Historical Society of Carroll County are coming together to bring everyone a celebration for Halloween. We are working on the details for this family friendly fun event and will have more information following soon!

2024 Annual Meeting – Antique Dress & A Coded Message

Best Western Westminster 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on October 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster. A hot buffet and dessert will be provided by Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering followed by Society business and the event’s keynote speaker. Our second [...]

Box Lunch Talk: The Early History of Mt. Airy presented by Larry Valett

Larry Valett, Vice President of the Historical Society of Mt. Airy, has recently written a book on the early history of Mt. Airy, published by the Mt. Airy Historical Society. He will share interesting stories from his research. Valett is retired and has lived in Mt. Airy for 32 years. He served as chair of the Save [...]