The Historical Society of Carroll County will receive one of five state awards in Annapolis next month for outstanding work in historical preservation.
The society will be cited by the Maryland Historical Trust for authenticity in restoring the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House in Westminster and for the accompanying research into the history of architecture in Maryland.
The house, built in 1807, is the society's flagship house museum. The project to restore it began in 1983 with money raised through the state, businesses and individuals.
The society plans to celebrate the award with an open house May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the house at 210 E. Main St.