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Box Lunch Talk: Rural Free Delivery Service

June 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Box Lunch Talk: Rural Free Delivery Service

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 [...]

Happy Juneteenth

June 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, as the day when freedom was granted to over 250,000 slaves in Texas. On June 18, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with 2,000 federal troops. This [...]

Box Lunch Talk: the Manchester Historical Center

June 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Box Lunch Talk: the Manchester Historical Center

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 [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Introduction to the Westminster Historic District Commission & Local Tax Credits for Historic Structures

May 18th, 2021|Comments Off on Box Lunch Talk: Introduction to the Westminster Historic District Commission & Local Tax Credits for Historic Structures

Virtual Box Lunch Talk May 18, 2021: Introduction to the Westminster Historic Distric Commission & Local Tax Credits for Historic Structures, Kristen McMasters, Interim Executive Director at the Historical Society of Carroll County, [...]

Carroll County was the Haudenosaunee Nation – the “Six Nations”

February 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Carroll County was the Haudenosaunee Nation – the “Six Nations”

Before 1744, the predominant government in Carroll County was the Haudenosaunee Nation – the “Six Nations.” The Haudenosaunee played a key role in the evolution of American democracy. Much of our current way [...]

Box Lunch Talk: Amidst the Mischief and Misery: the Story of Three Famous Civil War Caregivers

February 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Box Lunch Talk: Amidst the Mischief and Misery: the Story of Three Famous Civil War Caregivers

Recently, Civil War scholars have finally begun revealing in detail how our colossal American tragedy turned the nation into a “Republic of Suffering.” Burt Kummerow, director of Maryland’s Four Centuries Project, discusses three [...]

Christmas Cards

December 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

“Christmas Eve 1886” Poem

December 18th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2020|0 Comments

For Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is usually traced to a celebration at Plymouth, in present-day Massachusetts. In 1620, a group of English settlers crossed the ocean to create a new colony in North America. They [...]

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