Events at Union Mills Information
about hours and special events at the Homestead can be found at the
Carroll County Tourism
Click here for directions to Union
If you are interested in purchasing locally grown,
freshly ground grain, contact our
Ivan Lufriu at
The Union Mills Homestead is available to host your event. Contact
Jane Sewell, Executive Director, at 410-848-2288.
The Homestead welcomes school and tour visits.
Click for more
events; see below)
May: Weekends noon - 4pm
June-August: Daily but Monday, Weekdays, 10am-4pm; weekends,
September: Weekends, noon - 4pm
May 3-5, 2013
44rd Annual Flower & Plant Market -
click for details
- Union Mills 1863 -
click for press release --
click more for details
July 14, 2013
Ice Cream Sundae Social (Sunday - 1-4) -
click for details
43nd Annual Old-Fashioned
Corn Roast Festival (Saturday 11-5)
September 28, 2013
Microbrewery Festival (Saturday - 11-7) -
click for Official Festival Website
Mason-Dixon Jeep Gathering, (Sunday 10-3) -
official site here
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information about Union Mills and the Shriver family
Commemoration of the
150th anniversary of the Civil War in Carroll County
and Union Mills' role in the Gettysburg Campaign
Click for details (pdf)
Visit the Heart
of the Civil War website for other commemorative activities planned in
on the publication of
A Good Man, a biography of his father, Sargent Shriver
Click here for CBS coverage of Mark Shriver's visit to Union Mills,
broadcast June 17 on Sunday Morning. More coverage on Facebook.
Shriver History and Genealogy
Excerpts from the Union Mills Homestead Foundation Newsletter.
The Newsletter has been published continuously since 1975, and
reports on current events at the Homestead, and frequent articles on
the history of the Homestead and Mill. (Members
receive the current newsletter.)
The Shrivers: Under Two Flags,
published by the Foundation in June, 2003. Now reprinted.
Homestead for more information.
Green Books of Shriver History, 1888.
Project begun March 2002; completed, March
2003. (Includes 1826 Narrative of Judge Shriver as
included in the 1888 issue of the Green Book and Alsenborn church
records, 1721.) Click here for
painting of the Alsenborn church.
"The Shriver Family of Little Conewago"
by Kenneth K. Kroh, June, 1950. A brief (5-page) history of
the early Shrivers in America (1700s); drawn from other Shriver
sources. Link to Kroh's cover letter, and from there to the
paper itself. Added October, 2001.
Excerpts from The History of the Shriver Family.
Added October, 2001.
The building of the Shriver Homestead
in 1797 (excerpt from the "Red Book").
History of the Union Mills Homestead
(addendum to the "Red Book" for the Bicentennial)
(added April, 2002).
Purchase of the land
for Union Mills, and history of the Bankert family.
Added Feb. 2006
The Shriver Coat of Arms.
Other sites have other Shriver Coats of Arms; this one is from the
cover of the Green Book; history of the Shriver family.
Description of the Shriver Family Papers
in the collection of the Maryland
Historical Society. According to the MHS,
"overall, the Shriver Family Papers are an essential collection for
the political, economic and social history of Maryland in the Middle
Period. Moreover, the richness and size of the collections provide
an excellent opportunity for the study of family history."
In memory of Esther L. Shriver
- Aug. 11, 1928 - Jan. 12, 2006;
In memory of James McSherry Shriver,
Jr. - 2/19/1928-8/27/2010;
In memory of Charles P.
(Chuck) Ives, III -
October 22, 2012
Obituary in the Baltimore Sun
In Memoriam, R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.
(note that his parents were second cousins, both
descended from Andrew Shriver)
R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.,
son of R.
Sargent Shriver, b. 1878 and Hilda Shriver, b. 1882 (2nd
Hilda was daughter of Thomas H. Shriver, b. 1846
son of William
Shriver, b. 1796
Andrew Shriver, b. 1762
R. Sargent Shriver was son of Henry Shriver, b. 1841
son of Joseph
Shriver, b. 1806
son of Andrew Shriver, b. 1762
Correspondence and Diaries
transcripts of Shriver letters from Union
Mills. (This will be a long project;
begun October, 2000)
to and from residents of Union Mills, 1900-1910; featuring poetry by
H. Wirt Shriver to his grandsons and to his son-in-law.
(added February 2000)
Rural Free Delivery at Union Mills -- a Photo Essay.
(added January 2000)
Proud to be linked at the
Museum of Online Museums, April
Diary of Mary Winifred Shriver
at age 13 and 14, describing the
everyday life of a child at Union Mills in 1889.
Shriver letters of the Civil War, in the collection of the
University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections.
The Shriver correspondence
is a small group of mostly war-related notes and letters, written
from 1860 to 1865 by the brothers Andrew Keiser Shriver (four items)
and Thomas Herbert Shriver (three items). The authors were two of
the thirteen children of William and Mary Owings Shriver of Union
Mills, Carroll County, Maryland.
Union Mills and Shriver
(worked last time I checked;
please report broken links)
In 1863, the Battle of
Gettysburg nearly happened at Union Mills, and actions in
Carroll County played a key role in the run-up to that battle. See the discussion
by Ronald A. Church of
the Pipe Creek Line. See also
Approaches to Gettysburg.
See the links at the top of the page for information about
the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in
Carroll County and Union Mills' role in
the Gettysburg Campaign
General Meade's Pipe Creek Circular (Part 1)
by John Allen Miller.
Just South of Gettysburg:
Carroll County, Maryland in the Civil War, Personal Accounts and
Descriptions of a Maryland Border County, 1861-1865, by
Dr. Frederic Shriver Klein.
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen,
Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, St. Martin's Press,
(June, 2003). Fictional account of the battle, set along the
Pipe Creek Line at Union Mills. See especially the
photo gallery for pictures of Newt at Union Mills.
Click here for details of the
August 9, 2003 book signing at the Homestead.
"Gettysburg is a
creative, clever, and fascinating ‘what if?’ novel that promises to
excite and entertain America’s legions of Civil War buffs."—James
History of Littlestown, PA. Several mentions of the
Shriver family, including
Herbert Shriver's role as a guide to the Confederate troops
prior to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 , and the
B.F. Shriver canning plant in Littlestown.
Looks like Union Mills is part of the
Geocaching sport -
GIS hide-and-seek game -- Summer 2005.
Association - an all
volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic
region and beyond.
Open Hearth Cooking at Union Mills
Jessica and Kevin!
cast iron firebacks featured as "Picture of the Month" at
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