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April 26: Historian presents on Carroll family

FREDERICK, Md.—A member of the Maryland Historical Society will give a lecture on one of Frederick’s famous sons and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Mary Jescoe will present “Charles Carroll of Carrollton,” her extensive research into the Carroll family, in the Hood College Whitaker Center Commons April 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Carroll, a Frederick County native, was one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence and is believed to have made a significant impact on early Maryland’s political, economic and human rights concerns. The man, for whom Carroll County and New Carrollton, Md., were named, served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was Maryland’s first U.S. senator. Jescoe’s research into the Carroll family includes letters, diaries and her past work with Ronald Hoffman, author of numerous Carroll books and papers.

This event is free and sponsored by the Hood College Department of Education and St. Joseph-On-Carrollton Manor. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact John George at 301-696-3461 or georgej@hood.edu.