Preservation. Education. Fascination

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

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.

Suffragists March for the Vote in Ellicott City!

Join the Howard County Historical Society, The League of Women Voters, The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution for a recreation Suffragist March and Speeches in Historic Ellicott City.

Sign up or Renew Your HCHS Membership Online Today!

We’re offering a limited time special promotion for family membership – includes free book! (while supplies last)

New Item in the HCHS Gift Shop: Howard County Flag Mask!

$12.00 available at the Museum or in the Online Gift Shop. Supply is limited!

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.


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Did You Know?
Worst flood in the history of Howard County devastates the Patapsco River valley wiping out virtually all mills and bridges in 1868.