June 30, 2011
The Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., will host its annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks on Monday, July 4, from noon until the fireworks end. The Kiwanis Club of Westminster is sponsoring the fireworks display this year. Events during the day at the farm museum will include stage entertainment, vendors and activities. Groups performing will include The Elderly Brothers, Ray Owens, the Carroll County Cloggers, Standard Delivery Combo and Uncle Sam on stilts with his monkey, Django.
March 26, 2010
If you go Maryland Day events run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Historic St. Mary's City. Admission is free. Call 240-895-4990 or go to stmaryscity.org. Getting there Driving: Follow Interstate 97 South toward the Bay Bridge until it ends at U.S. 50 and 301. Follow U.S. 301 south toward Richmond, Va.. Take exit for Route 4 south toward Prince Frederick. Continue on to Solomons Island; continue across large bridge over the Patuxent River, to traffic light at Routes 4 and 235. To avoid congestion at Lexington Park, continue on Route 4 for 8 1/2 miles until it ends at Route 5. Turn left onto Route 5 and travel south about 14 miles.
July 1, 2007
The biggest Independence Day celebration in Carroll County takes place at the Carroll County Farm Museum, where the annual Old-Fashioned July 4 Celebration and Fireworks will be held, rain or shine, from noon until the end of a fireworks display Wednesday. Co-sponsor WTTR radio, AM 1470, will broadcast live throughout the day. The Rotary clubs of Carroll County sponsor the fireworks. The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. The day features live entertainment; crafts vendors; food vendors; guided tours of the farmhouse given by costumed tour guides from noon to 6 p.m.; and self-guided tours of the Living History Center, exhibit buildings and gift shop.
April 23, 2006
Every September, the Maryland Wine Festival sets up on the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum as the largest event at the county's most treasured tourist attraction. Last year, about 25,000 people came from 47 states and eight countries to sample local wines and entertainment during the festival weekend. Besides the wine, fairgoers get a taste of the county's agricultural life stretching back 150 years. "Preservation and education are our biggest issues," said Farm Museum administrator Dottie Freeman, who has worked there since 1986.
July 1, 2005
Summer concert The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present its free Summertime Lunchtime Maritime Concert series at noon Wednesday on the restored workboat Peg Wallace at Annapolis City Dock. Them Eastport Oyster Boys - Jefferson Holland and Kevin Brooks (right) - will perform. They will also play at 7 p.m. on the museum grounds. The duo performs humorous tunes inspired by living where the best things in life are a "good hat, a good dog and a good boat." Their original songs range from island rhythms to "country/western shore."
June 21, 2005
NEW YORK - Ground Zero officials defended plans to build a museum on freedom at the site as dozens of victims' relatives yesterday launched a nationwide effort calling for its removal from the plans. John Cahill, Gov. George E. Pataki's chief of staff, stressed that rebuilding officials won't allow the museum's mission to be "hijacked from the political right or the political left." "We were attacked that day because of our values and because of our freedom," Cahill said. The center is expected to have exhibits on slavery in America, the Holocaust and global human-rights issues, but families are worried that some exhibits would take away from the sanctity of the adjacent memorial.