Talk at the Tavern September Please note, registration is required by noon on November 16
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On Account of Sex November 17, Noon Register now for a Box Lunch Talk Presented by Marilyn Hanchett
Breaking Barriers Exhibit Breaking Barriers Exhibit Tours are now available by appointment!

Celebrate the centenial passing of the 19th amendment!
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The Historical Society of Carroll County
is excited to announce our newest exhibit opening!

Talk at the Tavern September Please note, registration is required by noon on November 16
Register Here
On Account of Sex November 17, Noon Register now for a Box Lunch Talk Presented by Marilyn Hanchett
Breaking Barriers Exhibit Breaking Barriers Exhibit Tours are now available by appointment!

Celebrate the centenial passing of the 19th amendment!
Learn More
The Historical Society of Carroll County
is excited to announce our newest exhibit opening!

The Historical Society will be reopening on July 21 for limited services!

The Library is Open by Appointment Only to in-person research, and is taking requests

The Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House is open by appointment only

The galleries in Cockey’s are open by appointment only

Please click Here to read a letter from our Executive Director about our safety measures.

Welcome to The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

In today’s mobile society, history—especially family and community history—allows people to find their “roots” and become invested in their community and its future. History is not just dates, one after the other. It is multidisciplinary, complex. Music, art, and literature intertwine with entrepreneurship, scientific innovation, politics, religion, and philosophy. HSCC is Carroll County’s premier storyteller, using all its resources (artifacts, documents, expertise) to create true stories of the people, places, events, cultures, and traditions that make Carroll County unique and place it within the broader context of American history. HSCC has a significant role to play in providing interactive and multigenerational educational programming to serve its current audiences and attract new ones.

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Christmas Cards

Well into the 19th century, the tradition was to write lengthy holiday letters and deliver them to friends. Since there [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is usually traced to a celebration at Plymouth, in present-day Massachusetts. In 1620, a group [...]

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