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Thank you for your interest in EC250.
Join us as we celebrate and rediscover the history and charm of Historic Ellicott City, Maryland – the town older than the United States of America!
April is National Poetry Month and the perfect time to experience a poetic moment in historic Ellicott City! In celebration of Ellicott City’s 250th anniversary Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) invites visitors to seek and peek into the town’s shop windows for a specially curated collection of poems that speak to the town’s history, commerce, and people. SEE MAP OF LOCATIONS
What will they find 50 years from now?
We will mark the sestercentennial year with a time capsule ceremony on October 8 in historic Ellicott City. We would love to hear what you think should be included for others to find when the capsule is opened in 2072! Email your ideas.
EC250 garden project at PFI featured in Washington Post Magazine! READ “How a Garden Once Lost to History is Being Brought Back into Bloom“
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WHAT IS EC250?
EC250 aims to inspire celebrations throughout Howard County, Maryland that honor and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland. By partnering with community groups around Howard County, we will share the unique history and national significance of historic Ellicott City, Maryland through innovative educational, entertainment, and cultural events.
WHEN IS IT?
The fun begins January 2022 and runs through December 2022! Check out our events page for more specifics.
ABOUT THE CELEBRATION
Events will highlight different aspects of historic Ellicott City’s incredible history. Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to stay informed of the fun happening throughout the year.
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