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Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland, Inc. Facebook Twitter Email
210 E. Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157-5225

410-848-6494 - voice
410-848-3596 - fax

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Office HoursWednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact 1Jason Illari
Executive Director
410-848-6494, ext. 202 - voice
Contact 2Laura Bankard
Outreach and Events Director
410-848-6494, ext. 200 - voice
PurposeMission Statement: The Historical Society of Carroll County connects the past to the present and makes the County's vibrant history tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today's diverse communities and for generations to come. (Approved by BOT, 11-16)
Service.Insures that three of the County's earliest urban homes and their grounds are maintained and open to the public .Creates exhibits that interpret & display the County's collective memories, utilizing its large collection of artifacts and documents .Brings the public new research on important facets of the County's history via its Journal, published three times per year .Integrates Carroll County history into the larger context of the American experience by offering programs like our monthly Box Lunch Talks and Journeys (3 bus trips) to historic sites and museums in our region .Operates a research library to encourage people to discover and explore their family's heritage & their community's culture and traditions and provides access to historical resources for journalists and media in general .Offers Carroll County third-graders a curriculum-based tour of Carroll County history led by costumed docents as well as five traveling artifact trunks for hands-on usage in the classroom (with or without an HSCC educator) .Presents hands-on activities for children 4-8 years old with Past Times for Children programs, 10 months per year .Offers tours of museum house and galleries for varying publics upon request .Maintains a website - and numerous social media outlets .Oversees secondary and college internships focused on various aspects of not-for-profit work: interdisciplinary historical research, exhibits, curatorial projects and for job skills (accounting, communications, marketing; special events coordination, etc.) .Awards scholarships for County high-school students interested in history or museum work through the Eaton Awards and the Jay Graybeal Scholarship .Maintains a museum shop and bookstore that offers educational materials to enhance HSCC programming content; acts as an outlet for the products of local craftsmen and artisans; offers preservation quality materials for storage of historic documents and artifacts
Eligibility501 C 3 Nonprofit educational organization
FeesLibrary, $5
SubjectsHistoric Sites, History, Libraries - Special, Museums, Speakers' Bureau, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated30 January 2024