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Christmas Cards

2020-12-23T15:01:38-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Well into the 19th century, the tradition was to write lengthy holiday letters and deliver them to friends. Since there were no copiers or home printers, each letter had to be handwritten – a very time-consuming task. In 1843, Sir Henry Cole, an English government official, commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design and print the first-ever [...]

“Christmas Eve 1886” Poem

2020-12-18T09:17:35-05:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  The Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC) has produced a video that salutes a poem written more than 130 years ago.  The author, Louis Edwin Shriver of Union Mills, dedicated the verses to his nieces Winnie and Catherine Shriver.  Louis dwelled in what we know today as the Union Mills Homestead and his [...]

Westminster Cemetery

2020-05-15T13:44:24-04:00May 16th, 2020|Treasures of Carroll County, Uncategorized|

Although the Historical Society had to cancel its tour of Westminster Cemetery scheduled for May 16, the historic burying ground remains open to the public and an interesting place to visit. Established about 1790 at the north end of Church Street, it contains the remains of approximately 7,000 people from all walks of life buried beneath [...]

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