While initially small in size and almost unknown outside of Maryland during the mid-1800s, the Western Maryland Railroad built upon its Civil War legacy and reputation to expand into a multi-state network of acquired railroads that served Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia well into the 20th century.
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.
Join us on Sunday, July 16, 12:00-4:00 p.m., for an afternoon of history fun at the Society. The infamous King George returns for the popular history villain dunk tank. Burgers, fries, and $1 ice cream will be available along with great historic games and entertainment. HSCC’s new exhibit, “Strike Up The Bands,” will debut in Cockey’s.
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.
HSCC will be hosting a volunteer thank you luncheon on August 12th. Library volunteers will be attending the event. Therefore, the Society Library will be closed August 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience. HSCC will still be open 10am-4pm for tours and Bookshop access from 10am-4pm August 12th. Thank you!
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).
Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on September 7th 6pm as the HSCC launches History: Shaken and Stirred. Three 5-minute, untold, local history stories will be shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. A special history-themed drink will be developed by owners Jenn and Drew. No RSVP or reservation required. Covalent [...]
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