Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s Story

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

Mary Ann Ashcraft follows the journey of Carroll County native Isaiah Lightner from Union Bridge to Civil War battlefields, to an Indian reservation, and finally to a farm along Nebraska’s Platte River. Years of research and interactions with Lightner descendants have uncovered the twists and turns in the Lightner’s life.  

Paranormal Investigation

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

Have you heard the tales of the ghosts of Cockey's Tavern? Haunted portrait, footsteps, voices and more! Join HSCC and the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Project (MAPP) as we investigate Cockey's and the never before investigated Sherman-Fisher-Shellman house on October 21st.

Annual Meeting

Best Western Westminster 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Halloween. 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 annual Distinguished Awards and Volunteer of the Year recognition will also be presented.

Box Lunch Talk: The History of the Carroll County Choral Society

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

The Carroll County Choral Society began in 1970, under the leadership of music director Herbert J. Sell, and gave hundreds of performances in the County and beyond – including as Maryland’s representative in “A Salute to the States” celebration at Independence Hall on July 31, 1976. Ronnie Bohn, who sang in the Choral Society for 30 years, explores the history of this Carroll County treasure.

Box Lunch Talk: Carroll County’s Historic Courthouse

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

Andrew Shriver. The building opened at the end of that year and has been in use as a courthouse ever since. Honorable Brian L. DeLeonardo, judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, has done extensive research on the building—described as “one of the most beautiful courtrooms in America” —and will share its interesting history.