Historical Exploration

Past Times for Children

Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800s.  They will travel back in time to experience life on the farm through creative activities, songs, stories & crafts.  This program focuses on a different topic each month and includes a craft or activity that reinforces the theme.

Classes are held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 11:15am in the Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street in Westminster, MD.

There’s a $6.00 fee for each class, which includes materials.  Pre-registration is required; registration closes the Monday before each class.  You can find Past Time’s monthly schedule under Programs and Events  as well as click here for a brochure. 

“Time Travelers Suitcase”

Register and pay in advance for 6 classes at the discount price of $30 and your child will receive a special “Time Traveler’s Suitcase”, which includes a surprise gift for your child at each class attended. No refunds; however, substitutions may be allowed.

About the Teacher

Classes are taught and created by HSCC volunteer Wendy Raith.  She has taught pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in Baltimore City schools, substituted in Carroll County Public Schools and volunteered in elementary, middle, and high schools!

Box Lunch Talks

General Information

Box Lunch Talks are a series of 12 lectures throughout the year given by an array of individuals within the Carroll County community.  Programs begin at 12pm and last about an hour.  HSCC encourages guests to bring a bagged lunch.  Society volunteers provide beverages and desserts.

Please check in when you arrive!  The fee is $3.00 for members, and $7.00 for non-members.


BLTs take place the third Tuesday of every month.  You may find the schedule of talks under Programs and Events on our website.

Scouting Merit Badges

The Society can assist scouts in earning their merit badges.  HSCC volunteers and staff can provide information on community, history, culture, and collecting.  Call 410.848.6494 to discuss how we can help you.

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