Past Times For Children: Doctors & Medicine

Doctors made house visits when one got sick. Children will learn how treatments differ from now and how doctors’ children became their assistants. Dramatic play, books, songs, and activities included as well as going home with a filled doctor’s bag General Information For children 4 to 9 years Children will discover what it was like to [...]

A “Death” in the Sherman Family

The event will run for 3 weekends.  The dates are:  October 16 (10 am -4pm); October 17 (1 pm to 4pm); October 23 (10 am - 4 pm); October 24 (1 pm - 4 pm); October 30 (10 am - 4 pm); and October 31 (1 pm-4 pm). We will be hosting a wake for the Sherman family in the early 1800s at the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House on the HSCC Campus.  We will be recreating a wake and visitors will be able to hear Elizabeth's story of being a widow in Westminster from the 1920s until her death in 1842. Wakes, funerals, and mourning rituals were very different from the traditional funerals that we think of today.  This is before Victorian times with tons of black crepe and fancy dress.  We will tell the story of simple, rural, 1820s to 1840s funeral practices accurately as an educational teaching opportunity.


October 19 – Box Lunch Talk: Ghosts of Carroll County


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.


HSCC Annual Meeting

210 East Main St. 210 East Main Street, Westminster

Dear Members of the Historical Society! HSCC Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm via Zoom  (please note time change. This will be a 2-hour meeting  Please add attached photo of Dr. Tosi  Lacey.) The Annual Meeting agenda includes the election of officers and board members, a financial overview and a report [...]

Past Times for Children: Peddlers/ Salesman

Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main St., Westminster

The arrival of the peddler (a.k.a. traveling salesman) was an exciting event for the farmer during the 1800’s. Instead of having to travel to a general store that was miles away, the peddler brought wares to sell, news and gossip from nearby towns, and merchandise that was new to the farmer’s family. Children will learn about these peddlers through stories, imaginative play, and games. They will decorate one of the items the peddler sold. For each class, there is a $6.00 charge which includes materials. Pre- registration is required; registration closes the Monday before the class.


Holiday Celebration on HSCC Campus

We will kick off the holiday season with a great opportunity to celebrate on the HSCC campus with an afternoon of fun.  We plan to have the campus decorated for all three buildings and a simple punch and cookie reception.  We are also looking into a craft like wreath making for a small additional fee.  This [...]


December 11, Carroll County Historic Houses of Worship Tour

December 11, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Historic Houses of Worship Tour - A Joint Fundraiser for the Historic Society of Carroll County Maryland and the Shepherds's Staff.  The following churches are participating: St. Ben's Lutheran, Krider's UCC, Jerusalem Lutheran, Union Street Methodist, St. Mary's Lutheran Silver Run, St. Mary's UCC, Grace UCC Taneytown, Baust UCC, Trinity Lutheran Taneytown, Westminster United Methodist, [...]