Tuesday, December 11, 2012
No one was injured, fire officials said.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Lisa Rossi
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A small fire was sparked Tuesday morning at a log cabin at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, fire officials said. No one was injured, and no artifacts were harmed, but repairs will be needed for the museum’s chimney and roof, according to the Carroll County Times. Read the full story here. The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department was among the companies that fought the fire, and officials said on its website the fire, which was found in the walls and attic space around the chimney, was “knocked down within minutes.” The Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster, celebrates agricultural life of the 1800s. The museum is in the midst of its “Twelve Days of Christmas” celebration, which lasts until Dec. 16. It …
Friday, December 7, 2012
See what a circa 1800s farmhouse looks like decorated for the holidays.
The Carroll County Farm Museum will be featuring “The Twelve Days of Christmas” through Sunday, Dec. 16. Six rooms in the circa 1800s farmhouse will be decorated in the theme of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." There will also be Santa visits throughout the event. After touring the farmhouse, be sure to browse in the Farm Museum’s gift shop filled with a variety of gifts, seasonal merchandise, linens, pottery, handmade items made by Farm Museum artisans and books. Both general public visits and gift shop hours are: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, Noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, Noon to 7 p.m. General admission is $2.50 for everyone; children six years and younger …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Are you a die-hard Maryland Wine Festival goer? This weekend is shaping up to be perfect weather for the annual event.
The Maryland Wine Festival will bring dozens of wineries and tens of thousands of people from across the country to Westminster this weekend, will you partake in the festivities? The event highlights Maryland wines and offers food vendors, craft vendors, live entertainment, wine education seminars and an amateur wine competition. Are you a faithful Wine Festival attendee or will you be attending for the first time this year? Weigh in on our poll or tell us in comments. The weather is forecast to be sunny with temperatures in the high 70s. Local wineries attending include Cygnus Wine Cellars of Manchester, Detour Winery of Detour, Galloping Goose Vineyard of Manchester, Old Westminster Winery of Westminster and Serpent Ridge Vineyard in …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Carroll County Farm Museum's Board of Directors elected three women to serve as officers.
Three women and members of the Carroll County Farm Museum were elected Tuesday to serve as officers on the Board of Governors, according to a county press release. The new officers are: The Board also added new members Henry Lysy and Ann Thomas. The women were appointed by the Carroll County Commissioners, the only way to get on the board, and are eligible to serve no more than two consecutive terms. The board meets at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the George Grier Memorial meeting room. This information was provided in a Carroll County government press release.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Sign up now to volunteer at the Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum in September.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Kym Byrnes
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Become a volunteer at The Maryland Wine Festival and receive free entry to the oldest and largest wine festival in the state of Maryland. Volunteers are needed to be ticket sellers, I.D. checkers, wristband appliers, gate monitors, glass tent attendants, tent attendants and office assistants. After completion of the assigned shift, volunteers will receive a free logo-engraved wine glass, along with the opportunity to attend the wine education seminars, enjoy the music and sample the wine offerings from the Maryland wineries in attendance. Are you a fan of Maryland wines? Tell us your favorite Maryland winery in the comments. Please contact Roger Hardman, Volunteer Coordinator at 410-386-3891 or by email at email@example.com, or call …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The bridge is one of 20 in the state and only four in the county.
The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges recently assigned the Covered Bridge at the Carroll County Farm Museum an official World Guide Number, according to a county press release. Pictures, measurements and pertinent information were submitted by Jim Smedley of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, so that the bridge could receive this recognition. The bridge is one of 20 within the state of Maryland and one of four in Carroll County of its kind. Non-authentic covered bridges such as this one are known as Romantic Shelters, built and kept for nostalgic reasons. The development the farm museum's pedestrian covered bridge was the joint effort of many including Eagle Scout, Jeffrey Krichten who …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The annual event will happen rain or shine.
The Mason-Dixon Historical Society is holding its 49th steam and gas round-up at the Carroll County Farm Museum this weekend. The annual three-day event goes on rain or shine and features tractors, engines, antique cars and trucks, working demonstrations, flea market and food. The show opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning. The kitchen is open for breakfast with the flag raising at 10 a.m. On Sunday there are worship services from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Demonstrations include saw mill and shingle mill at 11:30 a.m. and threshing and bailing at 1:30 p.m. Other highlights are the slow tractor race at noon, the antique cars and truck parade at 1 p.m., kids pedal pull at 1:30 p.m., tractor parade at 2 p.m. and the steam engine and …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Elementary school kids learned about life without technology.
Dozens of Carroll County kids were transported to another time period this summer. They found themselves living as if it were the Civil War era, learning about life without iPods, cell phones, music players, video games and anything else reliant on electricity and technology. And some may find it surprising that the kids—third, fourth and fifth-graders—were happy living a simpler life. Lillie Hamm has been working at the camp, held at the Carroll County Farm Museum, for 10 years, helping kids understand the lives of our forefathers. When she's not pretending it's July 1861, Hamm is a special education teacher at North Carroll High School. "The very first day of camp I knew I was coming back to work this camp again," Hamm said. "This is …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Farm Museum displays a collection of what were once “cutting-edge” tools in the world of woodworking.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lisa Merkey
Monday, July 25, 2011
A new exhibit at the Carroll County Farm Museum is featuring woodworking tools from the private collection of Dale Benshoof, a carpenter and woodworker. Many of the tools on display date back to the early 1800s and were used in old-style furniture making. Victoria Fowler is a personal friend of Benshoof and is also the Farm Museum staff member in charge of the exhibit. According to Fowler, the idea for the exhibit began as a “Learning Lunch” program last year, when Benshoof gave a talk on the subject of woodworking. “We no longer offer the Learning Lunch program, but I have made some wonderful connections through the years, and several of my past guest speakers have offered to display their collections at the museum,” said Fowler. Fowler …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Deep Creek Fiddlers' Convention was Saturday at the Farm Museum.
Victor Furtado has been playing Colonial-American style banjo for nearly three years, and has begun teaching two students in his hometown of Fort Royal, VA. When he's not there, he travels around playing at festivals like the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, VA and the Elk Creek Festival. He's also only 11. Furtado is one of nine children in his family, all of whom play instruments in various styles, including jazz and bluegrass. "We started them with classical music," said father Tom Furtado "at around 3 years old on the Suzuki method. When they were closer to 10, I took them to the Galax Old Time Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, VA. They really fell for that. The music is lively and fun and crosses a lot of cultures and…