August 6, 2001
The Historical Society of Carroll County has appointed a Philadelphia historian and administrator as its executive director, replacing Jay Graybeal, who is taking another post with the society. The society's board of trustees chose Michael J. Lane, executive director of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks since 1995, after a seven-month search. Lane previously served as director of the Glensheen Mansion, a historical site on the campus of University of Minnesota at Duluth.
January 12, 2003
Paper preservation to be topic of lunch at historical society The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon Tuesday at Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster. Catherine Baty, the society's curator of collections, will discuss paper preservation - why paper deteriorates and how to handle and preserve paper artifacts and documents. Participants should take a lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is $2 for nonmembers; free for historical society members.
December 4, 1995
M. Elizabeth MacGill, a retired English teacher and former president of the Humane Society of Carroll County Inc., died Saturday of a stroke at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center, where she had lived since March 1994. She was 91.Miss MacGill taught English at Garrison and Pimlico junior high schools and other Baltimore area schools. She retired in the late 1960s. Before she moved to the nursing home, Miss MacGill lived in a Westminster farm house. Miss MacGill had blue eyes and a passion for that color.
January 27, 1991
The Executive Board of the Choral Arts Society of Carroll County metrecently to re-organize.The following officers were named: Julia Hitchcock, president; Paul Maxey, vice president; Barbara Lambert, secretary; John Knox, treasurer.Other board members are: Dorothy Carpenter, Nancy Edwards, Maryellen Richter, Dorothy Saunders, Peggy Stackhouse, Jim Young, EstaleDaniel (accompanist), and Clarence Moyers (immediate past-president).Guest conductor for the spring concert at 3 p.m. May 5 in Baker Chapel at Western Maryland College will be Patricia Sparti, director of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra.
April 24, 1991
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.
August 8, 1993
50 Years Ago* Music night was held at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club. Lowell S. Ensor, chairman of the music committee, was in charge of the program. A quartet composed of Paul F. Kuhns, Paul C. Bonsack, Miles S. Reifsnider and Ralph G. Hoffman, sang several selections. -- Democratic Advocate, July 30, 1943.75 Years Ago* On Monday, 15 persons from this section were called to Westminster and fined $5.95 each for failure to have their automobile lights turned on the evening of July 1. These persons were among our most law-abiding citizens and the circumstances . . . were rather peculiar.