Box Lunch Talk: Patriots of Carroll County: Norman Bruce presented by John Laycock

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Norman Bruce was an immigrant, prominent landowner, businessman, soldier, politician, husband and father. He founded Bruceville, where the home he built, Myrtle Hill, still stands. John is currently working to place a roadside marker commemorating a Revolutionary War era encampment in Carroll County. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC [...]

CLOSED in observance of July 4th

The HSCC campus will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. Despite John Adams wanting the holiday to be celebrated on July 2, that’s not the day we celebrate our nation’s independence. We celebrate on July 4th since it was the day the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted.  

Box Lunch Talk: Treasures, Trash & Ghosts: My 50 Years of Historic Preservation presented by Jonathan Herman

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jonathan Herman has renovated many historic properties in Carroll County, including Cockey’s Tavern in 2008. He received the 2013 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation from the Maryland Historic Trust, for his renovation of Wilson's Inheritance in Union Bridge. He will be sharing interesting experiences over his 50 years of dedication to historic preservation. [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Summer Fun at Cascade Lake presented by Clay Matthews

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Clay Matthews will share the history of Cascade Lake from its origins, to its emergency and permanent closing due to the weakening of its earthen dam. Clay has great memories of working at Cascade Lake when he was in high school. All are welcome to share any memories they have of this Carroll County landmark. Admission – [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Carrollton Hounds and the History of Fox Hunting in Carroll County presented by Jason Dudderar

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Jason grew up in the Uniontown area and started riding horses at a very young age. He is now the Master of the Carrollton Hounds. He will share the history and adventure of fox hunting in Carroll County and the surrounding area. When not on horseback, Jason is a Vice President and CFA with Morgan Stanley. [...]

2024 Civil War Symposium – Regional Impacts of the Civil War

Carroll Community College 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland

Carroll Community College, in partnership with The Historical Society of Carroll County and Carroll County Public Libraries, will host a Civil War Symposium: Regional Impacts of the Civil War on Saturday, September 28, 2024 at the campus in Westminster, Maryland. The all-day conference will include a keynote address followed by a series of concurrent breakout sessions. [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Taverns Along the Turnpike presented by Sam Riley

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Historian and scholar, Sam Riley will share his research on local turnpikes with a focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth century taverns that played an important role in region’s development. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members.

Box Lunch Talk: The Early History of Mt. Airy presented by Larry Valett

Larry Valett, Vice President of the Historical Society of Mt. Airy, has recently written a book on the early history of Mt. Airy, published by the Mt. Airy Historical Society. He will share interesting stories from his research. Valett is retired and has lived in Mt. Airy for 32 years. He served as chair of the Save [...]

Box Lunch Talk: History of Christmas Celebrations and Stories presented by Andrea Berstler

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, United States

Andrea Berstler, Executive Director of Carroll County Public Library, will give a history of Christmas customs, share favorite Christmas books and stories, and the traditions that inspired the tales. Admission – Please check in when you arrive! The fee is $3.00 for HSCC members, $7.00 for non-members.