Carroll County Genealogical Society
Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1752
Westminster, Maryland  21158
Carroll County Genealogical Society

Westminster, Maryland
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Monday, October 21
CCGS October Meeting  (Members Events)
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Westminster Branch Library - Large Meeting Room
  Our speaker for the evening is Cathy Baty from the Historical Society of Carroll County.  Her topic for the evening is: "Early Photographers of Carroll County"; After its introduction in 1839, the new technology of photography spread rapidly around the world. In Carroll County, these historians with cameras captured a visual record of the county and its citizens. HSCC curator Cathy Baty looks at the work of some of the county's early photographers. 
  Cathy Baty holds a B.A. Cum Laude in History from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and her M.A. in American History and Museum Studies, from the University of Delaware.  As the Curator of Collections, Historical Society of Carroll County, Cathy is Responsible for collections management including processing of new acquisitions, cataloging of collections, creation of collections database and organization of collections storage.  Design and install exhibitions. Train and supervise docents for school and public tours.  Design and maintains the organization's website.  



Monday, November 18
CCGS November Meeting  (Members Events)
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Westminster Branch Library - Large Meeting Room
Our speaker for the evening is Johnny Johansson a local Carroll County resident, who will present on "The Cornish Influence in Maryland’s Copper & Chrome Mines".  Although its mines may be relatively small when compared with other districts, Maryland was once a significant producer of chromite and copper.  Whereas Cornish mining influences have been studied in many other mining regions, they have not been considered for this area.  Using slides and text we will review the role of Cornish miners, mining captains, technology, and terminology in these mid-19th Century mines.
  Johnny Johnsson received his B.S. in mining engineering from Virginia Tech in 1985.  He later acquired his Professional Engineer’s License and earned his M.B.A. at the University of Baltimore.  Until 2007 he was Director of Environmental Affairs for The Arundel Corporation, a Mid-Atlantic subsidiary of Florida Rock Industries, a major aggregates and concrete manufacturer.  He now works for Vulcan Materials in a similar capacity in Hanover, PA.  Mineral collecting as a youngster led to his career and to an interest in mining history, particularly the mining and manufacture of chromium, copper, and iron related to Maryland’s Tyson family.  Johnny serves as a Volunteer Ranger at the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, a serpentine barrens near Reisterstown with historic chrome mines, one of several locations where he conducts interpretive mining history hike programs.  He resides in Finksburg, Maryland with his wife Dawn.  Johnny has given presentations at mining history conferences, local historical societies, and mineral club venues.