February 15 – Box Lunch Talk: Creating Memorials, speaker: Mimi Ashcraft


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.

February 26, 2022 – Virtual Winter Wine Tasting – “Under the Tuscan Sun”, host Bernie Vogel


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.

March 5 – Celebrating America History Expo

Westminster High School Lobby 1225 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD

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 [...]

March 15, 2022 – Box Lunch Talk: The Ladies of Lewis Hall: Joyce Muller interviews Jackie Hering

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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.

March 19, 2022 – Past Times For Children: Games, teacher Wendy Raith

216 East Main Street Westminster

Your child will experience the games children played in the 1800s and will learn how some of them were started.  Circle games were very popular and the class will be trying some of them.  The students will also play a marble game and they will create the game to take home.


May 14 – Join us for Campus Clean-Up Day

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 billgpalmiii@gmail.com.

May 17 – Box Lunch Talk: Rockland Farm, speaker: Edwin T. Gregg, Jr.

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD

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.

May 21, 2022 – Past Times for Children: One Room Schoolhouse, teacher Wendy Raith

216 East Main Street Westminster

Children will learn what it is like to attend school in the 1800s.  They will visit one room schoolhouse through creative play, various activities and stories.  A quill pen and ink will be provided for practicing their writing skills. Past Time registration MUST be a week BEFORE the class.