Events

Ellicott Legacy Exhibit

Museum of Howard County History 8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City, MD

The exhibit takes a look into the lives of Ellicott City's founding family through the lens of its extensive Ellicott family artifact collection.  Among the items on display are (MORE...)

Mill Town to City Exhibit

Howard County Welcome Center 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD

Explore highlights of Ellicott City history as the town transforms from the Ellicotts' settlement "in the Hollow" to a center of commerce. (MORE...)

Resilient: 250 Years of Ellicott City

Maryland Museum of History and Culture 610 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD

In honor of Ellicott City’s 250th anniversary the Maryland Museum of History and Culture presents, this exhibition that highlights the evolution of industry in the town of Ellicott City over the past two and half centuries. In "Resilient: 250 Years of Ellicott City," photographs, drawings, paintings, early maps, and objects from MCHC’s collection (MORE...)

Open House and Concert at St. Paul Catholic Church

St. Paul Catholic Church 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, MD

St. Paul has been a part of Ellicott City history since 1838.  In the 1860s its doors were open to care for Civil War soldiers and since 1922 its school has served the educational needs of the area’s children. It is the oldest active Catholic parish between Baltimore and Pittsburgh. DOORS OPEN AT 1 PM Concert starts at 1 pm and will be followed by refreshments.

Patapsco Friends Meeting Open House

Patapsco Friends Meeting House 2331 Calvin Circle, Ellicott City, Maryland

Ellicott City was started by Quakers: three Ellicott brothers, who came in 1771 from William Penn’s colony in Pennsylvania and chose a site on the Patapsco River for their flour mill. The Ellicotts helped build not just a Quaker meetinghouse but also houses of worship for other denominations.(MORE...)

A Brief History of Historic Ellicott City’s Undertakers and Funeral Homes. 

Howard County Welcome Center 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD

This original exhibit explores the history of Ellicott City’s Undertakers and Funeral Homes, some of which are still serving the Howard County community today. The Howard County Welcome Center is located in a historic post office; however, previous to the construction of the post office, it was the site of the first undertakers (MORE...)

Haunted Ellicott City

Museum of Howard County History 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD

Join us for a "Lunch Date with History!" This monthly lecture series features a special speaker(s) with in-depth knowledge and insight into the selected topic. Parking is available on the street or in the Circuit Courthouse parking lot. You may bring your lunch. The lectures are free to Howard County Historical Society members and $5.00 for non-members. To register please click here. Illustration credit: WILEY PURKEY

Descendants of the Miami Nation Return

Howard County Library System - Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD

Descendants of the Miami Nation return to Ellicott City in response to the tremendous interest generated by their visit in March.  Diane Hunter, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and a citizen of the Tribe will again discuss their renown leader Mihšihkinaahkwa’s (Chief Little Turtle’s) relationship with the Ellicotts... (MORE)

Babe Ruth Museum Comes to Town!

Museum of Howard County History 8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City, MD

The Babe Ruth Museum comes to town just in time for the 2022 World Series to celebrate the Babe’s wedding anniversary at the church where it happened! Learn more about the man, the myth, and Baltimore's legendary "Babe. (MORE...)

Old Ellicott City Merchant’s Reunion

St. Paul Catholic Church 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, MD

In celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland a reunion of business owners and employees--past and present is being planned. Don't miss this opportunity to reminisce with old friends and share experiences with new ones. (MORE...)