Events

History of PFI, the Mary Jerdone Coleman Journal and the Garden

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

Join us for a Lunch Date with History! “History of PFI, the Mary Jerdone Coleman Journal and the Garden” 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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Ribbon Cutting for Mary Jerdone Coleman’s Garden at PFI

Patapsco Female Institute 3655 Church Road, Ellicott City, MD

The new interpretive feature “Mary Jerdone Coleman’s Garden at Patapsco Female Institute” opens with a ribbon cutting and celebration hosted by Howard County Recreation & Parks and the Howard County Garden Club. Based on flower pressings from former student Mary Jerdone Coleman’s journal, the new feature highlights the teachings of renowned botanist Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, the institute’s principal. Perched at Ellicott City’s highest point, the Patapsco Female Institute offered a revolutionary curriculum to young women from 1837-1891. The school earned a national reputation for its inclusion of botany, chemistry, and mathematics in a time where it was believed that women could not learn such subjects. READ Washington Post Magazine article 

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Colonial Market Fair

Banneker Historical Park & Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD

Meet the remarkable Benjamin Banneker and learn about his life at Banneker Museum & Historical Park’s Colonial Market Fair.

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Patapsco Friends Meeting Open House

Patapsco Friends Meeting House 2330 Hebron Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland

In 2002, after 120 years, the return of the historic Quaker presence in Ellicott City was established by the Patapsco Friends Meeting.

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“See through Poems” Community Celebration Reading

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

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) will host an event celebrating its “See through Poems” project commemorating Ellicott City's 250th anniversary. Join us Sunday, June 12, starting at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Howard County in Ellicott City for a reading showcasing poems that speak to the town’s history, commerce, and people. From April through June, twenty-five different poems will be on display in Main Street’s windows. On June 12, local poets, community members, and special guests will read selections from the collection. A reception will follow the reading.

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Civil War Stories From Ellicott City

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

Join us for a Lunch Date with History! “Civil War Stories From 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.

$5

Last Full Measure – Ellicott City’s Gold Star Servicemen of WWII

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

Join us for a Lunch Date with History! “Last Full Measure – Ellicott City’s Gold Star Servicemen of WWII” 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.

$5

ART-ifacts Gallery Show Opening

Howard County Center for the Arts 85109 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD

ART-i-facts 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.

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Benjamin Banneker – Friend to the Ellicotts

Howard County Museum of 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.

$5

EC250 Weekend at Manor Hill Farm

Manor Hill Farm 4411 Manor Lane, Ellicott City

Manor Hill Brewing hosts EC250 weekend at Manor Hill Farm to mark the occasion of the release of their third EC250 commemorative can.

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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