HCHS Received a SHINE Grant from Maryland Humanities Council and an EC 250 Grant from Patapsco Heritage Greenway for 2024

by | Jan 3, 2024 | Uncategorized

by Mark J. Stout, Ph.D., Executive Director | Announcement

We are happy to announce that the Howard County Historical Society (HCHS) has received a SHINE (Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity) grant from Maryland Humanities Council for 2024.

This operational grant from Maryland Humanities (MHC) will help us to continue our mission of collecting, preserving, and providing access to artifacts, documents, and images while sharing even more stories from Howard County’s rich and diverse past. We will use the funds from MHC to support FREE programming, exhibits, and cultural events for the public.

Thank you to Maryland Humanities for the opportunity to improve our organization, expand our collection’s coverage, and increase inclusive access and outreach.

We also received a grant from the Patapsco Heritage Greenway. This EC 250 Grant will support the development of a new exhibit at the Howard County Welcome Center on Main Street in downtown Ellicott City highlighting the resilience of city residents to respond to challenges and change from it’s founding to today.