Please join us on Thursday, February 22, 2024 for our second Mill Town Tea at the newly renovated Museum of Howard County History. Tickets can be purchased here.

Register here for our first Lunch Date with History for 2024! Our speaker is author Jan Lower, who will discuss her STEM award winning children’s book about local groundbreaking mathematician Edith Clarke: “The Brilliant Calculator: How Mathematician Edith Clarke Helped Electrify America.”

 

Preservation. Education. Fascination

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

2024 Program and Activities Schedule

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

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?
The first railroad station in America was built at Ellicott's Mills -- the terminus of the original 13 miles of track in the country in 1830.

Howard County History Articles

The Early Life of Decatur Dorsey

The Early Life of Decatur Dorsey By Gerald W. Ueckermann, Jr. October 19, 2021 By the early summer of 1864 the Union Army’s offensive to finish off the Confederate Army of Robert E. Lee had stalled on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. There, Union soldiers...

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