Hello all, Thank you very much for your interest and participation in Carroll County Historical Society events! We want to highlight four events coming up in November. Registration is available through the HSCC webpage. We would love to have you join us!! Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm – Annual Meeting featuring keynote speaker Sharon Tosi-Lacey on [...]
Train enthusiasts, mark your calendar for Historic Railroad Week, November 8-12. Five historical societies in the area and the Carroll County Public Library have formed a partnership to offer 5 different talks on the history of the railroad: Monday, November 8, 7:00 pm – Rail Industry Workers in Cumberland County, PA, presented by the Cumberland County [...]
On Tuesday, November 16, Jay Graybeal will be presenting the Box Lunch Talk Cultural Influences on the Development of US Insignia of the Great War. Jay Graybeal examines the American, foreign, mythological, and other influences on the development of shoulder sleeve insignia (patches) of the U.S. Army during World War I. This event will be in [...]
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.
Enjoy the opportunity to see seasonal displays and exhibits. Check out the Shellman Gift shop for charming stocking stuffers and ornaments. Books make perfect holiday gifts. Local authors will be selling and signing books. Stop by and meet: Beth Sansbury - author of The Strawbridge Shrine: Its Role in Methodist History & a Tour of the Site Libby Fuss - author of A Faithful Soldier Writes Home Meet author Brenda Marie Black, The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby - come get your book signed while you are here! HSCC's Holiday Open House is Free to all!
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 Shepherd's Staff. The following churches are participating: Benjamin's-Krider's United Church of Christ, 208 Kriders Church Road, Westminster Church of the Ascension Episcopal, 23 N. Court Street, Westminster Grace Evangelical Lutheran [...]
Faith has always been an important part of life in Carroll County, and so it’s not a surprise that when the early settlers of what we now know as Carroll County began to form towns in the 1700s; one of the first priorities was to facilitate the practice of religion. This talk will present some of [...]
Each year, HSCC hosts an event to celebrate the establishment of Carroll County on January 19, 1837. The commemoration of Carroll County’s “birthday” began in the 1920s with a group called the Carroll County Society of Baltimore County. These descendants of Carroll Countians organized to promote “an appreciation of the history, traditions and pleasant memories of Carroll County.”
Speaker: Prof. Robert Lemieux Caption for featured Image: Robert Lemieux, an associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel College, places a title card under a 1989 cel setup from ÒThe SimpsonsÓ by Klasky Csupo as he prepares the Icons of American Animation exhibit at McDaniel College's Rice Gallery Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (Dylan Slagle)