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2021-06-08T16:15:26-04:00June 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 Communication

2021-06-04T08:58:04-04:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Grand Army of the Republic during the Civil War

2021-06-04T08:48:13-04:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

One of the gems of Carroll County is Uniontown

2021-05-22T09:35:35-04:00May 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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