Carroll County History Project


The Carroll County History Project was created by the Community Media Center (CMC) in 2008 as an ongoing, multi-part effort to preserve the history of Carroll County, Maryland by collecting videotaped memories of people who have lived here and by producing documentary programs about the county, local issues, and the experiences of area residents.

Special Programming on Channel 19 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Channel 19 will broadcast CMC’s local documentary “The March on Washington.” The documentary features local residents who were part of the historic event on August 28th, 1963. Carroll County residents shared their stories of hearing Dr. King speak how this remarkable event helped usher in a new age of civil rights and liberties. The program weaves interviews, along with archival footage together to tell the story. Residents featured in the program represent various cultural and religious backgrounds and reflect the diversity of participants in the historic Civil Rights March. Through their recollections, the March on Washington comes alive and viewers learn what motivated over 200,000 people to come together as one, and how that extraordinary day of hope and freedom, changed our lives forever. The documentary was produced by the Community Media Center as part of the Carroll County History Project in partnership with the Carroll County NAACP.

The program can be seen on Cable Channel 19 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM and 9:30 PM and on Monday, January 21st at 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 11:30 PM. For a list of air dates and times, please visit the Channel 19 programming schedule

The March on Washington is also available for on-demand viewing on our Youtube Channel under the “Local Documentaries” playlist.

Oral History Videos

The online Oral History Video Collection is divided into several playlists: Carroll County Remembers, Carroll County: Through the Eyes of the Black Experience, Carroll County Veterans and Local Documentaries. All contain video interviews of local residents who shared their personal story. We invite you to explore our collection. 

These stories, from everyday people, help to paint a picture of Carroll County’s history and its changes through the years. Their personal accounts help bring history to life, and put a name and a face on local events.

Each month, a select interviews are broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Carroll County. For a list of air dates and times, please visit the
Channel 19 programming schedule

Get Involved

The Community Media Center is happy to help you share your story.  If you or someone you know would like to schedule an interview or if you would like to volunteer to help us and would like more information about the Carroll History Project, please contact us.

Our Partners

Community Media Center

1301 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-386-4415/Fax: 410-875-2358