The Carroll County History Project is an ongoing, effort to preserve the history of Carroll County, Maryland by collecting videotaped memories of people who live here. This permanent oral history archive contains the personal accounts of local residents and their stories of the people, places and events that shaped Carroll County. The Carroll County History Project was developed by the Community Media Center in partnership with, Carroll County Public Library, Carroll County NAACP, Human Relations Commission of Carroll County, The Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities, the Historical Society of Carroll County and the Carroll County Genealogical Society. The Carroll County History Project also partners with Enoch Pratt Library of Baltimore, Maryland.
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Black History Month: U.S. Colored Troops
When: February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Westminster Branch Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157
2:00 PM For ages 10 – Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/12/2017.
Bob O’Connor, one of the country’s most highly regarded researchers of the United States Colored Troops, will present the legislation of May, 1863 that set up their enlistment and the facts concerning the 209,000 black soldiers of the Union army. O’Connor’s research on USCT prisoners of war and on the casualties in various battles is unprecedented; his presentation will include names of USCT soldiers from Carroll County. A Celebrating America program. Information: Library.carr.org OR 410.386.4488