About Us

EC250…Appreciate, Honor and Celebrate

EC250 Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization originally formed on behalf of an exploratory committee of stakeholders solely to undertake the steps necessary to raise funds and support the 250th Anniversary of the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland in 2022.


We envision that in 2022 residents and visitors alike will recognize, appreciate and celebrate the founding of Ellicott City, Maryland on the occasion of its 250th anniversary by participating in entertaining educational and informative experiences that raise the visibility of the town’s historic value, and create a better understanding of Ellicott City’s national significance and the role it played in the birth of our nation.


Our mission is to provide the overarching leadership, coordination and support that will bring together local stakeholders to plan and collaboratively create an educational and celebratory 250th anniversary year filled with initiatives that honor the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland through a variety of activities, programs, events and learning experiences.


Victoria Goodman
Debra Slack Katz
Grace Kubofcik
Ed Lilley
Ron Peters
Gertrude Wilson
Tricia Zadjura


Rita Hamlet


James Robey, Chair
Calvin Ball
Roger Caplan
Martha Clark
Fred Dorsey
Betty (Yates) Jacobs
Gwen Marable
John Slack


Adele Air, Historic Interpreter
Wendy Baird, Insight180 Brand Consulting & Design
Mary Baxter, Howard County Center for the Arts
Beth Burgess, Howard County Government, DPZ, Resource Conservation
Fred Campbell, Howard County Historical Society
Caitlin Chamberlain, Howard County Recreation & Parks, Heritage Div.
Kyla Cools, Patapsco Heritage Greenway
Mary De La Reguera, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
Kimberly Eggborn, Howard County Public School System
Richard Ellsberry, IT & Social Media Consultant
Victoria Goodman, EC 250, Inc. Board
Susan Hobby, Howard County Poetry & Literature Society
Amanda Hof, Visit Howard County
Jillian Joseph, Ellicott City Partnership
Debra Slack Katz, EC 250, Inc. Board
Ed Lilley, EC 250 Inc. Board
Connie Siegel, Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
Catherine Mayfield, Maryland Center for History and Culture
Kimberly Pruim, Howard County Government, Constituent Services and Community Partnerships
Wendy Royalty, Howard County Government, District 1 Special Assistant
Anne Schoenhut, Howard County Historical Society
Tara Simpson, Preservation Howard County
Angela Tersiguel, Ellicott City Partnership
Allison Tolman, Maryland Center for History and Culture
Liz Walsh, Howard County Government, District 1 Councilwoman
Beth Woodruff, Resident


of crystalized granitic rock found under the surface in historic Ellicott City


of flour were produced daily in 1807 at the Ellicott Grist Mill


were brought into EC by trolley (one-day ridership) – a record set on July 19, 1899


it took to restore a field after tobacco depleted its nutrients


of track laid by the B&O railroad by 1860