Virtual Carroll County Birthday
January 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Each year, HSCC hosts an event to celebrate the establishment of Carroll County on January 17, 1837. This year, the event will be held on-line via Zoom at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23. As we go to press, we’re still finalizing the program details so watch for more information on our website, Facebook, and through our Constant Contact updates.
The commemoration of Carroll County’s “birthday” began in the 1920s with a group called the Carroll County Society of Baltimore County. These descendants of Carroll Countians organized to promote “an appreciation of the history, traditions and pleasant memories of Carroll County.” They held a meeting each year on January 19. They also sponsored lectures and published pamphlets on Carroll County history.
Eventually, HSCC took over the birthday event, apparently in the 1950s. We’ve been hosting it ever since and are proud to keep it going, even in these unusual times.