2020 is “The Year of the Woman,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Jim Lightner explores the lives of three exceptional Carroll County women of the early 20th century: author and activist Mary Shellman, author and dramatist Dorothy Elderdice, and photojournalist Sadie Kneller Miller. Each became a trendsetter in her chosen field. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Digital Maryland, a statewide digitization program of the Maryland State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library works collaboratively with cultural organizations throughout Maryland to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions, including HSCC. Jodi Hoover, digital resources manager will present an overview of the holdings. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Most studies of Civil War battles focus on soldiers and tactics. Little attention is paid to the civilians who found themselves caught up in these fights. Jay Graybeal, chief curator at the Army Heritage and Education Center, traces his great-great grandfather’s 36-year legal fight to recover damages from the Union Army’s destruction of his crops during the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Herb gardens have for centuries been essential features of households. Explore the newly-renovated herb gardens behind the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House in a discussion of historic Pennsylvania German practices. Information on the use of herbs will be presented. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Innovator, entrepreneur and artist, Doug Heck was one of the founders of the Taneytown Historical Museum. He has served as its president, treasurer and secretary and has taken on many other roles over the past 15 years. Doug will share the museum’s history, current events, including the 2020 baseball exhibit, and future plans. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Join Dave Flora and other Master Gardeners in the Kimmey House Garden, for a virtual tour of native plants. Early settlers from Europe tended to disregard the native plants they encountered in favor of familiar species from home. There is now an increasing awareness of the advantages of using natives that are at least as appealing and are often better adapted to their home environment. Please click the image to watch the presentation.
Sam Riley will share the interesting history of the first major turnpike through the area that became Carroll County, the road’s important role in developing settlements along the Maryland-Pennsylvania Border, and the ties to the Shriver family at Union Mills. Please click the image to watch the presentation.