Last week Carter told me he would be retiring at the end of August. That was confirmed today with an announcement at the NAWCC.
Adam got to know Carter better than me - they shared Carter's office while Adam was in residence. What I saw was a dedicated man with a great depth of knowledge of both horology (particularly clocks) and of the NAWCC museum itself. He started every day by making the rounds of of the grounds, winding the active time pieces. I had intended to accompany him on those rounds on my next visit. I am sorry that won't happen.
Anybody who will be in Columbia PA this week should make it a point of wishing him well.