Aug
5
Sat
New Windsor Heritage Museum-Open Every Saturday! @ New Windsor Heritage Museum
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXPLORE WITH US!

Visit our Museum

OPEN SATURDAYS 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let one of our knowledgeable docents teach you something new about our town!

No Public Restrooms / Handicapped Parking Available

Museum Tour on DVD Upon Request

Due to the historic features of the 1812 building that houses the New Windsor Heritage Committee Museum, accessibility to guests with physical disabilities can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, NWHC strives to accommodate guests with disabilities by providing alternative experiences, including a video tour, electronic records, and other accommodations to assist with guests’ special needs. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs requests.

Contact us at 410-635-2602

Aug
12
Sat
SUMMER SATURDAYS AT THE SHERMAN-FISHER-SHELLMAN HOUSE @ Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Step back into Carroll County’s history with a visit to the home of Jacob Sherman and his family. In 1807, Sherman built a large brick home on East Main Street in Westminster. It stood directly across the street from the tavern that provided Sherman’s livelihood. Combining the ethnic traditions of Sherman’s Pennsylvania German heritage with the style of a Carroll County farmhouse, the home includes such architectural innovations as built-in cupboards and counter-balanced windows.
A visit to the fully-restored house provides a unique opportunity to visit one of Westminster’s earliest homes. To learn more about the house, visit the “Visit Us” page on the Historical Society’s website at www.HSCCmd.org. Free admission for Historical Society Members. $5.00 for non-members and children 4 and under are FREE.
Tours begin in the museum shop at 210 East Main Street. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact the Historical Society at 410.848.6494.

Aug
15
Tue
BOX LUNCH TALKS MURDER & MAYHEM IN CARROLL COUNTY @ Grace Lutheran Church
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Ever since Biblical times when Cain committed the first murder when he killed his brother Able, crime, murder, and mayhem has been the focus of an unexplained fascination of any society and Carroll County is no different. Kevin Dayhoff reports upon many of the high crimes and misdemeanors that have stained the history of the county over the years.
Admission – $3.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!
Thanks to our sponsors Jiffy Mart and Carroll County Maryland Office of Tourism for their generous support! For more information call 410-848-6494 x200.

Aug
26
Sat
SUMMER SATURDAYS AT THE SHERMAN-FISHER-SHELLMAN HOUSE @ Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Step back into Carroll County’s history with a visit to the home of Jacob Sherman and his family. In 1807, Sherman built a large brick home on East Main Street in Westminster. It stood directly across the street from the tavern that provided Sherman’s livelihood. Combining the ethnic traditions of Sherman’s Pennsylvania German heritage with the style of a Carroll County farmhouse, the home includes such architectural innovations as built-in cupboards and counter-balanced windows.
A visit to the fully-restored house provides a unique opportunity to visit one of Westminster’s earliest homes. To learn more about the house, visit the “Visit Us” page on the Historical Society’s website at www.HSCCmd.org. Free admission for Historical Society Members. $5.00 for non-members and children 4 and under are FREE.
Tours begin in the museum shop at 210 East Main Street. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact the Historical Society at 410.848.6494.

Sep
2
Sat
New Windsor Heritage Museum-Open Every Saturday! @ New Windsor Heritage Museum
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXPLORE WITH US!

Visit our Museum

OPEN SATURDAYS 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let one of our knowledgeable docents teach you something new about our town!

No Public Restrooms / Handicapped Parking Available

Museum Tour on DVD Upon Request

Due to the historic features of the 1812 building that houses the New Windsor Heritage Committee Museum, accessibility to guests with physical disabilities can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, NWHC strives to accommodate guests with disabilities by providing alternative experiences, including a video tour, electronic records, and other accommodations to assist with guests’ special needs. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs requests.

Contact us at 410-635-2602

Sep
9
Sat
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES APPRAISAL DAY @ Grace Lutheran Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What’s in your attic? Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day is a community service that provides affordable valuations for the owners of prized antiques and collectibles. Experienced appraisers of antiques will inform you about the history of your items and tell you how much they might be worth.
The Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day is celebrating its 17th year. Join us on Saturday, September 9th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD. Fees for the object identification services are: 1 item, $20; 2 items, $30; and 3 items, $35. (Maximum of three items per person.)
Each year Appraisal & Collectibles Day turns out to be a wonderful day of surprises where participants discover not only the value of the family heirlooms, but also learn something about the object’s history, maker, and importance. Each of our volunteer appraisers has devoted years of study to their particular area of expertise. The appraisers provide a verbal estimation of value, not a formal written appraisal. The event is intended as an educational experience and is offered primarily for entertainment and enjoyment.
The 2016 appraisers, who volunteered their time and talent, included:
James Y. Callear (folk art, furniture and primitives, coins & currency)
Thomas Gordon, Jr. (Civil War & ephemera)
Sandy Hohne (dolls)
Wesley Manger (fine arts, crafts, clocks & furniture)
Kim Paden (jewelry)
Courtney Wilson (militaria & Civil War items)
Fred Winer (fine & decorative arts)
The sponsors for the 2016 event were:
Gold: Lehigh Cement; M&T Bank; and New Windsor State Bank
Silver: Carroll Community College; Glenn S. Bair; Dr., James E. Lightner; and The Velnoskey Wealth Management Group
Bronze: Carroll Lutheran Village; Dulany, Leahy, Curtis & Beach; Jiffy Mart; and The Rotary Club of Westminster

Sep
15
Fri
One More Round for George Golf Tournament @ Quail Valley Golf Course
Sep 15 all-day

The 5th Annual One More Round for George Golf Tournament is named in honor of the late George B. Crouse who was one of the founders of the Taneytown History Museum. All proceeds benefit the History Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to “keeping Taneytown’s history alive.” The event includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, tournament play, raffles, and awards ceremony. More information TBA closer to the date. Contact event organizer Kenneth Crouse.

JOURNEYS FREDERICKSBURG-VIRGINIA @ Church of the Ascension
Sep 15 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Join HSCC on Friday, September 15, as we journey to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg was the site of one of the most famous battles of the Civil War. On December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside launched a series of brave but futile attacks against Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s position on the heights behind town. Lee’s men, posted in a strong position behind a stone wall at the base of Marye’s Heights, successfully repulsed repeated Union attacks. A licensed battlefield guide will lead our bus on a tour of the key points of the battle including the Sunken Road, the scene of the heaviest fighting. Then, we’ll have time to view the exhibits at the visitors’ center.
After the tour, we’ll head into downtown Fredericksburg where we’ll enjoy lunch at Brock’s Riverside Grill. Lunch choices include: ½ pound Cheddar burger with fries; Caesar salad with grilled chicken; and Capellini Pomodoro (capellini pasta with tomatoes, basil, garlic, white wine, and olive oil). Lunch choices should be made when making a reservation.
In the afternoon, everyone will be on their own to enjoy downtown Fredericksburg. Visit one or several of the small museums in town including the Fredericksburg Area Museum, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Or, browse through the many shops and boutiques along the historic streets.
The bus leaves from the parking lot on Ralph Street, behind the Church of the Ascension, at 6:30 a.m. and will arrive back at 7:30 p.m. Cost for the trip (includes transportation, battlefield tour, and lunch) is $90 for HSCC members and $98 for non-members. Reservations are required by August 21. Payment is required when making a reservation. No refunds can be made for cancellations after the reservation deadline. Call HSCC at 410-848-6494 to make a reservation.

Sep
19
Tue
BOX LUNCH TALKS-MCDANIEL COLLEGE AT 150 @ Grace Lutheran Church
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College, has been part of the Carroll County scene for 150 years. James Lightner, Professor Emeritus, Trustee, and College Historian, will discuss ten critical moments or events in the College’s history that impacted on its development and viability, bringing it to this sesquicentennial year.
Admission – $3.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!
Thanks to our sponsors Jiffy Mart and Carroll County Maryland Office of Tourism for their generous support! For more information call 410-848-6494 x200.

Sep
23
Sat
ARTISANS AT WORK: INSPIRATIONS FROM THE PAST – FREE @ City Hall
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience the past with the Historical Society and living history artisans as they demonstrate colonial period crafts. Artisans’ crafts include tin smithing, blacksmithing, chair caning, candle making, weaving, quilting, and scrimshaw powder horn carving. Guests will be able to interact with the artisans, ask questions, and see first-hand how a local colonial artisan may have earned his or her living. Depending on the artisan, products may be available for sale.
During FallFest weekend, join the fun at Emerald Hill-City Hall, on Saturday, September 23rd, 10am-4pm. The event will be located on the grounds of the historic mansion at 1838 Emerald Hill Lane Westminster, MD 21157. Free admission. For more information, call 410-848-6494 or visit our website and Facebook.

Oct
7
Sat
New Windsor Heritage Museum-Open Every Saturday! @ New Windsor Heritage Museum
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXPLORE WITH US!

Visit our Museum

OPEN SATURDAYS 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let one of our knowledgeable docents teach you something new about our town!

No Public Restrooms / Handicapped Parking Available

Museum Tour on DVD Upon Request

Due to the historic features of the 1812 building that houses the New Windsor Heritage Committee Museum, accessibility to guests with physical disabilities can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, NWHC strives to accommodate guests with disabilities by providing alternative experiences, including a video tour, electronic records, and other accommodations to assist with guests’ special needs. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs requests.

Contact us at 410-635-2602

Oct
17
Tue
BOX LUNCH TALKS $ ROUGH STONE TO LIVING MARBLE: THE SCULPTURE STUDIO OF WILLIAM HENRY RINEHART @ Grace Lutheran Church
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jenny Carson, Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, explores the traditional method for creating marble sculptures by examining the daily operations of the sculpture studio of Carroll County native, William Henry Rinehart. The artist, who died in Rome in 1874, left behind ledgers, letters, and unfinished works that reveal the secrets of the sculptor’s studio, and help to provide a picture of how these magnificent marble sculptures were made.
Admission – $3.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!
Thanks to our sponsors Jiffy Mart and Carroll County Maryland Office of Tourism for their generous support! For more information call 410-848-6494 x200.

Nov
19
Sun
Taneytown History Museum Closes for Season @ History Museum
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm

The History Museum will be closing for the season at 4 pm November 19, 2017.

Nov
21
Tue
BOX LUNCH TALKS $ -EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF CARROLL COUNTY @ Grace Lutheran Church
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

After its introduction in 1839, the new technology of photography spread rapidly around the world. In Carroll County, these historians with cameras captured a visual record of the county and its citizens. HSCC curator Cathy Baty looks at the work of some of the county’s early photographers.
Admission – $3.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!
Thanks to our sponsors Jiffy Mart and Carroll County Maryland Office of Tourism for their generous support! For more information call 410-848-6494 x200.

Nov
27
Mon
Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces @ New Windsor State Bank
Nov 27 – Dec 16 all-day

The Holiday of Trees, Wreaths, and Centerpieces opens November 27th at 9 A.M.. It will be open each day, with the exception of Sunday, DURING REGULAR BANKING HOURS. It will close December 16, 2017. Prizes chosen by visitors votes.

Dec
2
Sat
New Windsor Heritage Museum-Open Every Saturday! @ New Windsor Heritage Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXPLORE WITH US!

Visit our Museum

OPEN SATURDAYS 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let one of our knowledgeable docents teach you something new about our town!

No Public Restrooms / Handicapped Parking Available

Museum Tour on DVD Upon Request

Due to the historic features of the 1812 building that houses the New Windsor Heritage Committee Museum, accessibility to guests with physical disabilities can be challenging. In order to provide the best possible experience to all guests, NWHC strives to accommodate guests with disabilities by providing alternative experiences, including a video tour, electronic records, and other accommodations to assist with guests’ special needs. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs requests.

Contact us at 410-635-2602

Dec
19
Tue
BOX LUNCH TALKS $ A HISTORY OF R.D. BOWMAN & SONS @ Grace Lutheran Church
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

R.D. Bowman & Sons, Inc., was founded in 1929 by Ralph D Bowman in Union Mills. The current owners—Dale and Dirk Bowman—are grandsons of the founder and have continued to serve the agricultural community despite the many changes that have occurred.
Admission – $3.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!
Thanks to our sponsors Jiffy Mart and Carroll County Maryland Office of Tourism for their generous support! For more information call 410-848-6494 x200.