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Preliminary Shellman Work Drawings Nearing Final Draft

2023-01-24T15:40:29-05:00January 24th, 2023|Education, Uncategorized|

Thanks to the generosity of our members, and annual gala attendees, the Society successfully closed out the fundraising phase of its Shellman Work Project in 2022 after three years of fundraising. $56,000 currently in hand will be matched with a $40,000 Maryland State Bond grant to address major brick deterioration, water infiltration, and interior plaster repair. [...]

Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bocce

2022-11-10T09:30:40-05:00November 10th, 2022|Events, Uncategorized|

Thanks to all who attended and participated in the year’s Bluegrass Bourbon & Bocce event! Sideline was a hit, the weather held, and vendors and attendees had a great time. We appreciate all of our sponsors and also Union Mills Homestead for their partnership! HSCC raised nearly $6,000 thanks to you and we look forward [...]

HSCC is thrilled to announce its inaugural Distinguished Awards Program

2022-10-05T09:42:05-04:00October 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Society’s Distinguished Service Award is presented to Helen S. Riley for her ongoing support of HSCC spanning five decades, including her time on staff. Her father, James M. Shriver, Sr., became President of the Board of Trustees in 1960 and held that position for nine years.  The Research Library is named after him and his [...]

Annual Gala

2022-05-19T16:04:38-04:00May 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

HSCC was thrilled to hold its 8th annual Gala, Emerging Stronger, on April 23rd at the award-winning Antrim 1844 in Taneytown. Over 150 friends of Carroll County history “emerged” and it was evening to remember. Dinner, dancing and visiting with cherished friends was long-overdue. The event’s success would not have been possible without the help of [...]

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 [...]

Summer of 1864 – Civil War in Carroll County

2021-07-22T13:25:55-04:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the summer of 1864, the Civil War came once again to the streets of Carroll County. Confederate General Jubal Early marched into Maryland with the objective of capturing the Union capital at Washington. As part of Early’s campaign, 1,500 Confederate cavalry, under the command of two Marylanders - General Bradley T. Johnson and Major Harry [...]

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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