Today we carry our telephones with us. They let us send text messages, take pictures, order groceries or a ride to take us to dinner. And we can even make phone calls. When the telephone was introduced in 1876, it was just as revolutionary as our smart phones. A number of scientists were working on a [...]
For the Legacy Gala Silent Auction we have some delicious treats – lovely jewelry for your anticipation! We have two appraised pieces by Smythe Jewelers. There is a Frederick Sage pendant necklace with a round brilliant cut diamond set in 18k white gold on an 18 inch chain. The other gorgeous appraised piece is a signature [...]
On the evening of the Gala, we will have two routines that will knock your socks off. Here is a sneak peak of the studio work done by D&J’s Dynamite Dance Company for the Gala. These girls are local to our region and have won many dance awards to make us all proud. One especially [...]
Today we live in an age of instant communications. We’re used to watching historic events as they’re happening. But it wasn’t always this way. The first newspaper in Carroll County didn’t go to press until September 1813. Charles Sower established the Engine of Liberty and Uniontown Advertiser at a time when consideration was being given to [...]
Over two and a half million men served in the Union Army during the long years of the Civil War. At the War’s end, the Army disbanded and the soldiers went their separate ways. The soldiers quickly discovered that they missed the companionship of their comrades-in-arms and veterans’ organizations grew up across the country. The largest [...]
Volunteers' Cleanup Day at HSCC - a BIG THANKS to 20 volunteers for removing over 4 truck loads of trash cleaned up from Cockey's and Kimmey House. The Shellman and Kimmey gardens are looking so much better. Come by and see the work our terrific volunteers have done!
There is so much for you to investigate about your own family or where you live. We have some great resources and people to help you. The Reference Library at HSCC is taking appointments for in-person research or research requests online. Call 410-848-6494 or email email@example.com to work with a skilled volunteer.
One of the gems of Carroll County is Uniontown. The unincorporated town contains a remarkably cohesive and well-preserved collection of houses, commercial buildings, churches, and schools reflecting the development of this agricultural village from the turn of the 19th century through the 1930s. Uniontown was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]