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.
Wine enthusiast, Bernie Vogel, owner of JeannieBird Baking Company, will present "Under the Tuscan Sun," a virtual Winter Wine Tasting, on Saturday, February 26, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Participants will receive two bottles of wine and an assortment of delicious snacks to accompany the presentation. Cost is $100 per ticket, which is good for two participants.
The Celebrating America History Expo supports Carroll County Public School's History Day competition for middle and high school students. Carroll County History Day is the first round of competition leading to Maryland History Day and National History Day. Our partners recognize and award students who tie their project to local history. The Expo is free and [...]
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.
Work will begin at 9 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. Don’t worry if you can’t stay all day. Any help is greatly appreciated. Free doughnuts, Taneytown’s world famous No Anchovies pizza, and beverages provided. To volunteer, leave a message for Bill Palm at 410-227-3857 or his email at email@example.com.
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.