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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!
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?
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.
500 prints of the painting THE HOWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE by Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey were donated by her children for use as part of Ellicott City’s 250th commemoration. EC250 will make these 16″ x 20″ prints available to the public at various locations and events throughout the Sestercentennial year.
The Maryland Museum of History & Culture is honoring Ellicott City’s Sestercentennial with a year-long exhibit entitled “RESILIENT… 250 years of Ellicott City.” The exhibition highlights the evolution of industry in the town over the past two and half centuries, and the city’s remarkable resilience in the face of floods and fires.
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CHEERS TO 250 YEARS
RAISE A GLASS to Ellicott City, Maryland’s 250th anniversary with the SESTERCENTENNIAL SERIES of commemorative collectable cans featuring Manor Hill Brewing‘s signature IPA! Look for the QRCode on the can to uncover more of the town’s story. Can #2 “On the Hillside” is now avaialble! LEARN WHERE to find the cans.
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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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