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
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.

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
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.

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.