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Carroll County Times

Taneytown Museum gets visit from Dairy Princess and Dairy Maids May 20

The Taneytown History Museum will have some special guests from 1 to 4 p.m. May 20 in conjunction with the Got Milk? exhibit promoting the dairy industry.

Carroll County Dairy Princess Amber Lippy and Dairy Maids Jamie Arbaugh, Katie Weant, Courtney Hoff and Sarah Linscomb will also attend. All five girls attend Francis Scott Key High School.

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The Maryland Dairy Princess Program promotes Maryland's state beverage, milk, as well as other dairy products and the dairy industry at events throughout the state. Dairy Princesses and Dairy Maids are young women ages 13 to 21 who are connected to the dairy industry and serve as volunteer promoters.

Lyndi McNulty, author of "Farming in Carroll County," will also be present from 1 to 2 p.m. for a book signing.

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On display in the "Got Milk?" exhibit is the Mehring Milking machine, patented in 1892 by local dairy farmer William Mehring of Keymar. Also on display a piece from the Taneytown Creamery, local dairy advertising, large butter

churn, old milk bottles and other items.

The newest exhibit "On the Way to Gettysburg" is also open. This exhibit highlights sights and scenes the soldiers may have observed as they passed through Taneytown on their way to Gettysburg.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. All of the items are on loan from local residents.

For information about the exhibits or the Taneytown History Museum visit

http://www.taneytownmuseum.org

or call 410-756-4234.


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