Museum of Howard County History Exhibits

Whether it’s daily life in a 19th-century mill town, the history of the 4-H club, or a closer look at the lives of the county’s founding fathers, our permanent collection along with periodic themed exhibitions of artifacts and information provide visitors with a deeper understanding and a hands-on experience of Howard County history.

Ongoing Exhibits

ELLICOTT CITY: A VISUAL HISTORY

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Ellicott City: A Visual History

This new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Howard County History features images and artifacts from the Howard County Historical Society collection illustrating Ellicott City Main Street’s history from the 1880s to present day.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT: THE FLOODS OF ELLICOTT CITY

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A River Runs Through It: The Floods Of Ellicott City

The Museum of Howard County History opened the exhibit “A River Runs Through It: The Floods of Ellicott City” on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The exhibit illustrates the numerous flood events that have plagued the small historic town since its founding, focusing on the Floods of 1868, 1952, 1975, and 2016. The exhibit features images and artifacts from the Howard County Historical Society’s collection as well as items donated by businesses affected by the 2016 floods.

The Museum of Howard County History is free to the public and open Friday to Sunday, 1:00-5:00.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

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FEATURED OBJECTS

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GIFT SHOP

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Did You Know?
The Glenelg Country School opened using the country estate home built by General and Mrs. Tyson in the 1850s in 1954.

Howard House Collapsible Key & Plate

Thomas Johnson’s Dentures

A.B. Felgemacher Organ

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