Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the formation of a commission to solicit and recommend new designs for the official Howard County flag. The Commission will solicit designs and feedback from the public, and recommend three of the top five submissions to the County Executive. To learn more and/or submit a design, click here.

 

 

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?
Ellicott's Mills was founded when the Ellicott Brothers arrived from Pennsylvania to establish mills along the Patapsco in 1772.

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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