Past Times for Children: County Fairs

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

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Volunteer Day: Campus Cleanup

210 East Main St. 210 East Main Street, Westminster

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7th Annual Legacy Gala

Virtual Presentation: Zoom

In keeping with our Historic Celebration of Communication in Carroll County, we want to share this adorable video clip of some great kids with the Boys and Girls Club in Westminster! These kids are checking out the Lantern Slide Projector and our Radiola Horn! Join us Virtually on Cable Channel HD 1086, Facebook Live @HSCCmd, and [...]

Past Times for Children: Toys of the Past

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

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CANCELLED Past Times for Children: On Mills

Cockey’s Koontz-Yingling Learning Center

There were many mills in this area. The most popular would have been a grist mill that ground wheat into flour. Children will experience the mill and how it works from the book The Little Red Hen and experience being a miller. General Information For children 4 to 9 years Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800’s. They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each class and includes a craft or activity that reinforces the theme. Classes are held on various Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. either inside or outside. Inside classes are held at the Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street in Westminster, MD. Outside classes will be held next to the parking lot in the back.


September 18 – Deer Park Methodist Cemetery Walking Tour

2200 Sykesville Road 2200 Sykesville Road, Westminster

$5.00 for HSCC Members, $10.00 for non-HSCC Members - Join HSCC on Saturday, September 18 for a walking tour of one of Carroll County’s historic cemeteries: Deer Park Methodist Cemetery in Smallwood. The tour will be led by church historian and HSCC volunteer Steve Sinnott. Deer Park Chapel was incorporated in 1854 and soon afterward the area to the rear of the church was used for burials. Over 200 eight-grave burial lots were sold originally. Originally, each owner maintained their own plot—digging the graves and caring for the site. The cemetery has expanded several times over the years and is the final resting place for over 1,500 local residents. Among these are 150 veterans, including the first casualty of the Spanish-American War. Their stories are sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, and they make a fascinating introduction to local history you probably never knew. The tour is suitable for ages 10 and up. The tour requires standing for up to 1 hour and walking on uneven ground as well as paved roadways. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The cemetery is located at 2200 Sykesville Road, behind the old Deer Park Methodist Church (now The Maryland Store). The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive at the cemetery gate 15 minutes before the tour for check-in.

September 21 – Box Lunch Talk: 19th Century Death Examined


During the 19th century, Carroll County families faced a host of issues dealing with grief and death while living in a small town.  Cathy Baty and Kristen McMasters will examine 19th Century Death practices and how they evolved over the course of the century based on research for the special October event to be held in the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House. Registration is required 24 hours in advance. This program will be live via Zoom