The local premiere of the new documentary, "Maryland's Heart of the Civil War," will be held Friday, Sept. 7, in Westminster, as part of an evening that includes the unveiling of an interpretive marker related to the first Confederate Foray into Westminster on Sept. 11, 1862, referred to as "Rosser's Raid."

The marker notes the raid of Confederate Col. Thomas L. Rosser and the Fifth Virginia Cavalry on Westminster, on Sept. 11,1862, as a part of General Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign.


The Pipe Creek Civil War Roundtable will host a dedication of the marker at 7 p.m. in the Col. Rosser parking lot between 73 and 79 W. Main Street. The celebration includes living history portrayals and artillery demonstrations.

Following the dedication, there will be a screening of the new MPT/Frederick Tourism Council documentary, "Heart of the Civil War," at 7:30 p.m., at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. The screening is free, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, call Ron Kuehne 410-876-8249; or go to

Historical society's annual Antique Appraisal Day set for Sept. 8

The Historical Society of Carroll County will host its annual Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the American Legion, Carroll Post 31, corner of Green and Sycamore streets, Westminster.

Expert appraisers give verbal evaluations of origination and value on antique and collectible items. Food will be available.

The cost of appraisals is $20 for the first verbal estimation of value; the second item is $10; the third item is $5. There is a limit of three items per patron.  A set of matching items, such as china or silver, will be considered one item.

Due to insurance restrictions, staff cannot handle objects, and those attending are asked to transport your objects from your car to the appraisal event. No buying or selling of objects is permitted at the event.

For details, call Timmi Pierce, at 410-848-6494, or go to