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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
To go along with our 7th Annual Gala on Getting The Message we want to share the history of Rural Free Delivery Service in Carroll County. We would like to invite you to view our temporary Exhibit here at the Kimmey House. Here is the online Virtual Exhibit if you cannot drop by. [...]
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 [...]
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.