The Historical Society is open for limited services!
Closed Monday & Sunday, after July 6 We will be OPEN Wednesdays through Sundays and Closed Monday & Tuesday
The Library is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm to in-person research, and is taking. appointment requests. Open on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm after July 1, 2021.
The Kimmey House Administrative Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
The Shellman Bookshop is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
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.
Historical Society of Carroll County Blog
2023 Legacy Gala Recap
The 2023 Legacy Gala was a success and what a party we had at the beautiful Antrim 1844 in Taneytown! [...]
Shellman From a Different Point of View
As the assessment of Shellman continues we thought it would be cool to share a birds eye view of Shellman [...]
Preliminary Shellman Work Drawings Nearing Final Draft
Thanks to the generosity of our members, and annual gala attendees, the Society successfully closed out the fundraising phase of [...]
2023 New Year’s News!
Donate Now! $43,152.90 raised of our $50,000 Annual Fund goal!
Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bocce
Thanks to all who attended and participated in the year’s Bluegrass Bourbon & Bocce event! Sideline was a hit, [...]
HSCC is thrilled to announce its inaugural Distinguished Awards Program
The Society’s Distinguished Service Award is presented to Helen S. Riley for her ongoing support of HSCC spanning five decades, [...]