History: Shaken and Stirred at Covalent Spirits Westminster

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 [...]

Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Bocce

Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD

Once again, HSCC will present an afternoon of Bluegrass, Bourbon & Bocce on Sunday, September 10, at The Union Mills Homestead from 4 -7 p.m. We had so much fun last year, and we are excited to do it again.

Box Lunch Talk: Manchester’s Cigar Industry

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

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

Box Lunch Talk: Telling Isaiah’s Story

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

Mary Ann Ashcraft follows the journey of Carroll County native Isaiah Lightner from Union Bridge to Civil War battlefields, to an Indian reservation, and finally to a farm along Nebraska’s Platte River. Years of research and interactions with Lightner descendants have uncovered the twists and turns in the Lightner’s life.  

Paranormal Investigation – SOLD OUT

The Historical Society of Carroll County 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Have you heard the tales of the ghosts of Cockey's Tavern? Haunted portrait, footsteps, voices and more! Join HSCC and the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Project (MAPP) as we investigate Cockey's and the never before investigated Sherman-Fisher-Shellman house on October 21st.

Annual Meeting

Best Western Westminster 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD

Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Halloween. A hot buffet and dessert will be provided by Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering followed by Society business and the event’s keynote speaker. Our second annual Distinguished Awards and Volunteer of the Year recognition will also be presented.

Box Lunch Talk: The History of the Carroll County Choral Society

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

The Carroll County Choral Society began in 1970, under the leadership of music director Herbert J. Sell, and gave hundreds of performances in the County and beyond – including as Maryland’s representative in “A Salute to the States” celebration at Independence Hall on July 31, 1976. Ronnie Bohn, who sang in the Choral Society for 30 years, explores the history of this Carroll County treasure.

2023 Members’ PREVIEW Holiday Open House

210 East Main St. 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Please join us for our members' preview of our Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 25th from 10 am - 2 pm. All three houses, Sherman-Fisher-Shellman, Kimmey, and Cockey's Tavern, will be open and decorated for the holidays. We will have light refreshments including hot apple cider, cocoa, wassail, and a variety of sweet and [...]

2023 Holiday Open House

210 East Main St. 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

We will be celebrating the holidays with a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2nd from 2 pm – 6 pm. All three houses, Sherman-Fisher-Shellman, Kimmey, and Cockey’s Tavern, will be open and decorated for the holidays. Light refreshments, both sweet and savory, will be offered. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with everyone! This [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Carroll County’s Historic Courthouse

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

Andrew Shriver. The building opened at the end of that year and has been in use as a courthouse ever since. Honorable Brian L. DeLeonardo, judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, has done extensive research on the building—described as “one of the most beautiful courtrooms in America” —and will share its interesting history.

History: Shaken & Stirred

118 East Main Street, Westminster 118 E Main Street, Westminster, MD, United States

Stop in for a drink at Covalent Spirits Westminster on January 11th 6pm as HSCC continues History: Shaken and Stirred. Once again there will be four or five speakers telling three 5-minute, untold, local history stories shared with the crowd in a fun, relaxed setting. This quarter, Untold Stories of Sykesville will be told. A special [...]

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Box Lunch Talk: Westminster High School “Auld Lang Syne” presented by Galen Roop

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

THIS BOX LUNCH TALK IS CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE. Westminster High School opened at 121 Longwell Ave in 1936 and served as the community's high school until 1971, when the current high school opened on Washington Road. The old high school then served as East Middle School for [...]