Preservation. Education. Fascination

The Howard County Historical Society is home to the county’s most complete collection of historical records and artifacts.

2022 Program and Activities Schedule

Experience History with our Lunch Lectures, Children’s Classes, and Partnership Events

HCHS Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

As part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, HCHS received an operational grant from Maryland Humanities and the NEH that will help us to continue our mission of collecting, preserving, and providing access to artifacts, documents, images and ephemera front Howard County’s past.

View the video exhibit, "Milltown to City" of the Evolution of Ellicott Mills to Ellicott City

Sponsored by EC250 Committee, 2022. Currently on view at Howard County Visitor’s Center

About Howard County Historical Society

Founded in 1958, the Howard County Historical Society is the primary private repository of historical records and artifacts related to Howard County’s rich history, the Howard County Historical Society provides access to materials that aid in historical exploration, research and discovery for all ages and cultural groups.

Throughout the year, the Howard County Historical Society presents a wide variety of engaging public programs, concerts, lectures, and other activities. The Society also welcomes school groups, scouts, home schoolers, adult groups, and the public to participate through field trips and outreach programs.

MUSEUM OF HOWARD COUNTY HISTORY (MHCH)

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ELLICOTT MILLS CHILDRENS MUSEUM (EMCM)

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HCHS ARCHIVES & RESEARCH LIBRARY

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Did You Know?
Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield (1904-1908) was born at "Oakdale", his family's Howard County estate in 1848.
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