Slide ELLICOTT
CITY’s
anniversary with us! 250th
Celebrate
Slide One River.
Three Brothers.
Seven Hills.
250 Years.
Slide CELEBRATION – then and now!
Be a part of the
Slide Thank you to
our sponsors
who share our
pride and love of
Ellicott City.
KAREN SACHS BESSON
FOUNDATION
2022 marks Ellicott City, Maryland's Sestercentennial. It was 250 years ago when the Ellicott brothers arrived in the Patapsco River Valley, and decided to settle in the wild place some folks called ‘the Hollow’. Nestled between what is now Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, the settlement would grow to become the preeminent town within the Patapsco Valley – birthplace of the Nation's industrial revolution!

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!

PARTNER FEATURE

Patapsco Heritage Greenway‘s contribution in support of EC250 has played a major role in Ellicott City’s 250th celebration. Watch their video Pioneering Along the Patapsco and learn about Ellicott City’s history and how the story of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area continues to unfold today.

What will they find 50 years from now? 
Learn more about what’s in the EC250 Time Capsule and the see the colorful image created to honor the town from the community’s thoughts & words.

PFI GARDEN CELEBRATION

The new Mary Jerdone Coleman interpretive garden at Patapsco Female Institute Historical Park inspired a program of music, poetry and special appearances following its ribbon cutting. Watch the ceremony here and then   LEARN MORE about the garden project.

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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.

Help make it happen.

Become a sponsor or make a donation to the EC250 fund. Or host an event that celebrates the Sestercentennial.

YEARS

since Ellicott City was founded

MILES

of railroad track from Baltimore to Ellicott City

PEOPLE

who rode the train in 1830 from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills

HILLS

of Ellicott City

BROTHERS

founded Ellicott’s Mills (Joseph, Andrew and John Ellicott)