Box Lunch Talk: 19th Century Death Examined

2021-09-23T08:55:02-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Education, Videos|

During the 19th century, Carroll County families faced a host of issues dealing with grief and death while living in a small town.  Cathy Baty and Kristen McMasters will examine 19th Century Death practices and how they evolved over the course of the century based on research for the special October event to be [...]

Box Lunch Talk: The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

2021-08-19T16:10:01-04:00August 19th, 2021|Videos|

  In 1933, Italian immigrants Pasquale and Lena Donofrio opened Carroll Gardens in Westminster.  Over the next 50 years their business developed well-known hybrid plants and became nationally known.  Their son, John, became a nationally acclaimed landscape architect.  Author Brenda Black tells the story of her grandparents and the business that remains near and [...]

Cathy Baty Describes 1850 Shriver Dress

2021-09-24T16:10:25-04:00August 14th, 2021|Videos|

HSCC’s records for the dress say only that it belonged to the “daughters of Jacob Shriver.” Jacob had two daughters: Mary Anna and Caroline. Mary (May 29, 1813 - February 21, 1847) married George Slingluff and moved to Ohio in 1836. Caroline (April 20, 1817 - August 28, 1900) married Joshua Jones in [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Rural Free Delivery Service

2021-07-25T16:23:52-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Videos|

100 years ago in The Baltimore Sun: August 8, 1899: WESTMINSTER, MD., Aug.7. — The experiment of free mail service in the rural districts of Carroll County, begun April 3, has proved successful beyond expectations. A.W. Maehen, superintendent of free rural mail service, with headquarters at Washington, has for some time past been in [...]

Box Lunch Talk: the Manchester Historical Center

2021-07-25T16:24:48-04:00June 4th, 2021|Videos|

Originally opened in 1989, the Manchester Historical Center moved to its new, expanded location in 2018. Volunteers Betty Smith and Belva Lamotte provide highlights from the town’s history, share the history of the museum, and give an overview of the more than 3,000 items in its collection.

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