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 the people who live here and by producing documentary programs about the county, local issues, and the unique experiences of area residents.

These stories, from everyday people, help to paint a picture of Carroll County’s history and how it has changed throughout the years. These personal accounts help bring history to life, and put a name and a face on local events.

Each month, local interviews are broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 19 and HD 1086 in Carroll County.

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

Visit our Video Archive


Veterans Oral History Collection Day

The Carroll County History Project is honoring our local veterans by recording their stories of service to our Country. On Saturday, October 12th we will be conducting a Veterans Oral History Collection Day. 

Local veterans interested in sharing their story must contact us at the Community Media Center at 410-386-4415 to schedule an interview time. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each interview will last approximately 30 minutes. To be included in the project, please schedule your appointment no later than October 9, 2019.

The Veterans Oral History Collection Day is an opportunity for Carroll County veterans to share their personal accounts of military service with the rest of our community. The goal of the project is to recognize our local veterans, honor them for their service and preserve their memories for future generations.

The videotaped interviews will be broadcast on Channel HD 1086 and Channel 19. The interviews will also become a part of the Carroll County History Project’s permanent, online video archive.

The Community Media Center has nearly 70 interviews in the current Veterans Oral History Collection that features individuals who served in all branches of the military and includes the personal accounts of local veterans who served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Watch recent Veterans interviews below.


Carroll County Veterans

Interview images