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.”
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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Howard County History Articles
Howard County US Colored Troops and Enlistment Bounties Dr. Mark Stout, Executive Director Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power...
Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park: A Cemetery for People and Their Pets By Lynn Kusmin (HCHS 2023 Summer Intern) The Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park opened as a pet cemetery in 1935 and today holds more than 22,000 animal graves. In April 1979, a successful petition to the...
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...