Recurring Programs:

Box Lunch Talks

B.L.T.s are a monthly speaker series hosted by the Historical Society

Schedule – B.L.T.s take place the third Tuesday of every month. Due to the COVID restrictions, the BLTs will be presented on-line through June. Got to our website,, to register and receive the log-in instructions.

Location – Normally, the BLTs are held in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, Carroll Street, Westminster. Use the main entrance (at the crosswalk), go down the hall and take the stairs; or go right and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Talks at the Tavern (Postponed through 2021)

Schedule – T.A.T.s  take place the last Thursday of every month. Due to the COVID restrictions, the T.A.T.s will be postponed through 2021. Make sure to check our social media and website for the 2022 schedule!

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.

Yearly Events:

Carroll County Birthday

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.

Winter Wine Tasting

Each year the Historical Society hosts a wine tasting. This event features light refreshments and an evening hosted by a local wine connoisseur

Celebrating America History Expo

Celebrating America fosters a greater sense and understanding of America’s history and Carroll County’s important role. Join Celebrating America, Carroll County at the 3rd Annual History Day Expo on March 7, 2020 from 10 – 2:00 pm where you can learn about local and national history from various exhibitors! Food for purchase will also be available.

Legacy Gala

The Historical Society’s largest fundraiser, the Legacy Gala features an auction of exclusive items, dinner, dancing, and other entertainment.

Sundae Scoop

Taking place in July, enjoy a cool treat while meeting the Historical Society. This is a free event.

Annual Meeting

This yearly members only meeting is when the Historical Society hosts its members for a business update. Typically this event is dinner and a presentation

Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Bocce

Gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries Frozen custard by “The Cow”  Free  bourbon tasting by Patapsco Distilling Company Beer by Johansson’s available for purchase Wine available for purchase Play bocce under the stars on a lighted court At Rob’s Bluegrass Barn 821 View West Drive Westminster

Please visit our calendar to see the schedule events here

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