Box Lunch Talk: Sykesville Stories

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Jack McBride White shares the dramatic story of two German Jews who escaped Nazi Germany, came to the U.S., and joined the staff of Springfield Hospital in Sykesville.

9th Annual Legacy Gala: Some Enchanted Evening

Antrim 1844 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, MD

We invite you to join us for the Historical Society of Carroll County’s Legacy Gala to celebrate this year’s theme Some Enchanted Evening with dining, dancing, and socializing.

Box Lunch Talk – Historic Trees of Carroll County

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Steve Allgeier, Chair of the Westminster Tree Commission, highlights the most historic trees in Carroll County, and discusses how best to help trees survive and thrive, given the challenges of global warming.

Box Lunch Talk: The Other Road to Yorktown

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

In the spring of 1781, General Anthony “Mad Anthony” Wayne led his Pennsylvania regiments into Virginia to reinforce General Lafayette in the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown. After putting down a mutiny among his underpaid and under-supplied troops, took them down a road which led them through Carroll County. John Laycock traces this little-known journey.

Box Lunch Talk: The History of Shiloh Pottery

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

For more than 50 years, Ken and Marty Hankins have welcomed visitors to Shiloh Pottery in Hampstead. Ken has made stoneware pots, run a potters’ supply business, made and sold kick wheels, and fired salt-glazed pots with gas or wood. His beautiful work graces many homes in Carroll County and beyond.

Box Lunch Talk: The Tale of Three Schoolhouses

When Patricia Greenwald was the director of Gifted and Talented Education for Howard County Public Schools, a student project piqued her interest in restoring and sharing the stories of historic schoolhouses in Carroll and Howard Counties. She will tell the stories of three schools: Ellicott Quaker School (late 1700s), Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse (1883), and the Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (1904).

Box Lunch Talk: Manchester’s Cigar Industry Joe Getty

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

Renowned Carroll County historian Joe Getty has done extensive research and writing on the history of the Manchester cigar industry. He will share his latest discoveries in this not-to-be-missed look at one of Carroll County’s most unusual industries. Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members

Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s Story

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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.  

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

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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.