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Tidewater Portland Cement Co., the predecessor of Lehigh Cement, began construction of a cement plant in Union Bridge in 1909. The huge social and environmental changes the town experienced between 1909 and 1920 were similar to those of other towns and cities entering the industrial age across America. Mimi Ashcraft traces those first tumultuous years of the company’s existence based on information from the town’s newspaper and census records. 


In the 1800’s keeping clean was difficult. Did people brush their teeth? How about bathing in a bathtub? Come to this class and experience it for yourself! Yes, we will be brushing our teeth with homemade toothpaste and sticks!

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Visit Our Diamond Jubilee Sponsors!

On November 14, 2014 at Antrim in Taneytown we will celebrate our 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee Gala.  This Gala celebration will be a time to honor the past, support the present and secure the future of the Historical Society of Carroll County. 

Special thanks and our sincere appreciation to our 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala Sponsors for your leadership gifts in honor of our Anniversary. 

Diamond Sponsor
Antrim 1844 – Richard and Dorothy Mollett

Bronze Sponsors
Arocon Roofing and Construction, LLC
Gourmet Wine & Spirits, Eldersburg, MD - Cindy Pehl & Doug Metz, Proprietors
Lehigh Cement Company
The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg
New Windsor State Bank
R.M.Schmidt Inc. - Ron & Debbie Schmidt
The Velnoskey Wealth Management Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Event Sponsors
Carroll Community College
Carroll Hospital Center
Lorien of Taneytown
Penguin Random House LLC
The Flower Shop
Westminster Rotary Club

Supporting Sponsor
American Heritage Insurance Agency
College Square Liquors – Darren Barnes
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP
Rhoten’s Printing Inc.


Be a part of it! As a sponsor of this special event, you can provide vital support for the educational programs of the Society and the Museums and enjoy a fabulous evening among other supporters.

There are a few sponsorships left, so contact us right away if you are interested. Call Debbie Leazer at 410-984-3124 or email

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