The Historical Society of Carroll County

Location: 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Parking is Available Behind the Kimmey House

HSCC Offices:
410-848-6494, ext.200

Museum Shop, Tours and Exhibit Hours:

Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Off-hour tours of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House are available by appointment! Contact us for more information.

Shipley’s Memorial Gardens
Open Sunup to Sundown

Library & Research:
410-848-6494, ext. 204

Kyle Wichtendahl
Achivist/Library Assistant
410-848-6494, ext. 214


Research Library

Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Research Library Fee, non-member $5 per day, free for HSCC members


Experience local history by visiting one of Westminster’s earliest homes. Tours of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman house and Cockey’s Tavern tell Carroll County’s story and reveal the lifestyles of the influential individuals that resided there. Our historic homes combine the traditional Carroll County farmhouse with ethnic traditions of the Pennsylvania-German heritage and architecture. In addition to the house tours, guests will see the Historical Society’s many artifacts and collections that reflect Carroll County displayed through changing and permanent exhibits. Individual and group tours are by appointment only. Prices for tours are $5.00 per person and free for HSCC members. For more information, call 410.848.6494, ext. 200

Contact us using the form below

The Historical Society of Carroll County Staff

Jason Illari
Executive Director
410-848-6494, Ext. 202

Laura Bankard
Outreach and Events Director
410-848-6494, Ext. 200

Collections Inquiries
410-848-6494, Ext. 202

Kyle Wichtendahl
Archivist/Library Assistant
410-848-6494, Ext. 214

Cathy Rose
410-848-6494, Ext. 202

Bev Staub
Development Assistant
410-848-6494, Ext. 205

Stephanie Eckard & Luke Rippeon
Visitor Services Assistants
410-848-6494, Ext. 200


Lynn Wheeler, Chair

James M. Shriver, III, Vice Chair

Jennifer Munch, Secretary

Tyler J. Codd, Treasurer


Glenn S. Bair

Frank Batavick

Thomas C. Beach, IV

Larry Bohn

Dale R. Bowman

William L. Brown

Joseph Dominick

Charles O. Fisher


Comm. Thomas Gordon III

Samuel V. Greenholtz

Bernard L. Jones, Sr.

Josh Kohn

Debbie Leazer

William Palm

Douglas P. Velnoskey

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