Throughout 2022 EC250 Inc., in partnership with participants countywide, will coordinate special celebratory activities and events across Howard County to honor the 250th anniversary of historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Planning is under way to bring an assortment of fun, entertaining, and educational activities to both the town and venues across Howard County.
We already celebrated with “Where’s George?” (as in George Ellicott, a member of Ellicott City’s founding family, who is reported to have returned to his old stomping grounds as the 250th anniversary of the town draws near.) Visitors to Ellicott City were encouraged to look for George out and about and around town. When they spotted George, they were encouraged to snap a photo, share it in a Facebook post using the hashtag #IFoundGeorgeinEC and tag @EC250. We think George will be back as the weather gets nicer once again!
Through historical exhibits and interpretive reenactments, educational curriculum and lectures, special contests, and cultural activities, the stories of the town older than the country itself will come alive. Visitors will experience anew the town built by the Ellicotts “in the hollow” along the Patapsco River.
With pride in the past and a belief in the future the festivities begin Spring 2022!
*Events subject to change.