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Coming Up

From Nazi Germany to Sykesville. The European Jews who saved Springfield Hospital.

Jack McBride White

April 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.



Box Lunch talk

 Historical Society of Carroll County


At Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church,

Carroll Street, Westminster.

$3 HSCC members

$7 non members

Springfield Superintendent, Dr. Gardner and his professional staff

Dr. Robert Gardner and his mostly European post-war staff.

As Hitler consolidated power and began his relentless persecution, and eventual extermination, of millions of European Jews, many escaped to other countries in search of peace and survival.

Simultaneously, as American doctors left to fight in the war, medical and psychiatric institutions, such as those at Springfield Hospital, just outside Sykesville, Maryland, became desperately short of professional staff.

Soon, a small expatriate community of highly educated European Jews formed near the town of Sykesville.

During this talk, Jack White will tell the story of one of them, a man named Kurt Glaser, whose dramatic escape from Austria, Switzerland, France, and then across the Atlantic through a hurricane, is the stuff of epic films.

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Sasquatch walks. He's got big feet. The Snallygaster flies, she's got big wings.

Jack will read  from his upcoming book, Cursed by the Snallygaster, and from A Breeding Population of Big Foot, from Sykesville Stories, Vol 1. 


And then talk about the monster.

June 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jack McBride White


Sasquatch Sunday

Piney Run Park

30 Martz Rd. in Sykesville

There will be a Sasquatch Hunt, games, contests, food, music, etc.

Sykesville had a monster once! Or so they say.

Was it Sasquatch? Was it the Snallygaster? Was it both?

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