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...)

St. Luke AME Church Open House

St. Luke AME CHURCH 8411 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City's Saint Luke AME Church will host an Open House featuring a special appearance by Benjamin Banneker re-enactor Bob Smith who will discuss Banneker's August 19, 1791 letter to Thomas Jefferson. His purpose for sending the letter was to challenge Jefferson’s racial ideology and to ask for Jefferson’s assistance in ending the “the unjustifiable cruelty and barbarism” that was the institution of slavery in America. (MORE...)

Benjamin Banneker – Friend to the Ellicotts (Lunch Date With History)

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

Join us for a Lunch Date with History! “Benjamin Banneker – Friend to the Ellicotts” Howard County Museum of History in Ellicott City This series will feature a lecture each month in 2022. Each lecture features a special speaker(s) with in-depth knowledge and insight into the 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.

Manor Hill Brewing EC250 Third Commemorative Can Release

Manor Hill Farm 4411 Manor Lane, Ellicott City

The THIRD in a three-part series of commemorative EC250 cans from Manor Hill Brewing debuts featuring their signature IPA.  Join EC250 and “History Comes Alive” reenactors for special activities at the farm to celebrate Ellicott City's sestercentennial.  

Wiley Purkey’s “A Brush With History”

Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD

Artist Wiley Purkey’s “A Brush With History” series of Ellicott City paintings take to the road to re-open at Columbia Art Center as part of Howard County Arts Council's annual ROAD TO THE ARTS.  The fifty fanciful works by the long-time Ellicott City artist are infused with his own experiences and memories. The exhibit runs through October 7 with a special artist reception on Sunday, September 18, 2022

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 at 2PM

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...)

Haunted Ellicott City

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

Join us for a Lunch Date with History! “Haunted Ellicott City” Howard County Museum of History in Ellicott City This series will feature a lecture each month in 2022. Each lecture features a special speaker(s) with in-depth knowledge and insight into the 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.

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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)