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...)
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...)
ARTifacts gallery show opens at Howard County Center for the Arts to feature the creative exploration and interpretation by artists of various Ellicott family artifacts from the Howard County Historical Society, the primary private repository of historical records and artifacts related to Howard County’s rich history.
Presented in partnership with Howard County Arts Council and the Howard County Historical Society, this commemorative group exhibit celebrates 250 years of Ellicott City by showcasing 18 local artists’ responses to objects from the artifact collection of the Howard County Historical Society.
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...)
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.
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
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
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...)
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.
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)