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    On The Calendar for March!

    March 18 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    Past Times for Children - Schoolyard Games
    96-year-old Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a slave, grew up poor in Sykesville during the 1920s and '30s. Jack White will conduct a casual interview with Warren to discuss his slave grandmother, his parents, and the many challenges he overcame during his struggle to educate himself and escape poverty, as chronicled in Jack's book, In Carrie's Footprints.
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    March 21 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Box Lunch Talks - Researching Your Civil War Soldier
    During the recent commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, many Americans discovered an interest in learning about their Civil War ancestors. Genealogist Debra Hoffman explains the resources for researching a Civil War soldier and uses two case studies—one Union and one Confederate—to illustrate the information that can be found.
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    Planned Giving

    The generosity and thoughtfulness of those who make gifts to the Historical Society of Carroll County help fund the Society’s mission of preserving, presenting and perpetuating the history of Carroll County. From its founding in 1939, the Society has benefited from a heritage of giving from community members who share the goal of preserving and passing on Carroll’s past.

    There are a number of ways to make your planned gift to the Historical Society.


    A bequest in your Will or Trust is the simplest and most popular form of planned giving. Through a bequest, you can give cash, securities, real estate, personal property, or a portion of the residue of your estate to the Historical Society or its Endowment Fund. Bequests of Carroll County artifacts and family heirlooms can be made to the Historical Society of Carroll County for preservation as part of the museum collection.

    Sample Bequest Language

    “I give and bequeath unto the Historical Society of Carroll County, Inc. for its general purposes, the sum of $__________ [or percentage of the residue of your estate or description of a particular asset].”

    A gift to the “Endowment Fund of the Historical Society of Carroll County, Inc.” would be added to the fund and used to produce an annual income for the Historical Society.

    Other Planned Giving Strategies

    Life Insurance Gift

    A Life Insurance Gift could be the gift of a paid-up policy; an accelerated method of premium payment; the gift of an existing policy; or the designation of the Historical Society of Carroll County as a partial or sole beneficiary of the policy. In certain circumstances, a sizable gift can be made at a small cost by a Life Insurance Gift.

    Life Estate Gifts

    A Life Estate Gift is made by Deed of a Home, farm or land to the Historical Society with provision that you may continue to use it during your lifetime. At your death, the property is directly transferred to the Historical Society as remainderman.

    Tax Benefits

    While planned gifts are generally not motivated solely because of tax benefits, nevertheless a planned gift to the Historical Society of Carroll County, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, can result in significant income, estate and inheritance tax savings. Certain gifts may allow donors to eliminate tax on accumulated capital gains, receive immediate income tax deductions for deferred gifts, or increase annual income.

    Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for specific advice on planned giving options.

    For more information, contact Executive Director, Gainor Davis at Gainor@HSCCmd.org or 410-848-6494 Ext. 202.

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    Address: 201 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157

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