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.

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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!

Votes for Women A Portrait of Persistence

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation.

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?
Savage Mill begins operation as a weaving business on the banks of the Little Patuxent River in 1822.