Yup, I Grew Up in Westminster, MD

Carroll County, Maryland was carved out of Baltimore and Frederick Counties in 1837. Home to both long established families and Baltimore/Washington commuters, Carroll County is a collision of country and suburban life. At Westminster High School, I sat at a table in homeroom where my neighbor used to spit tobacco (“chaw” in local terminology) on the floor.

Some kids got together with a camera, some overalls and hunting camo, some goats, some guns, and some Piedmont Maryland scenery, and made a dumb video.

Enjoy Carroll County Gangsta on Youtube.

Carroll County Gangsta.

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.