HCHS Facility Rental

The Museum of Howard County History is available to rent for private and corporate functions in accordance with the terms of the following rental contract. The Museum, located at 8328 Court Ave in Ellicott City, is a strictly non-smoking space.

Please print and fill out the following Rental Request. The completed form and a $50 security deposit can be mailed to the Howard County Historical Society at the address shown on the form or hand-carried to the Museum during our open hours.

Please contact us at 410-480-3250 or email info@hchsmd.org with any questions.

Additional Services Offered

The Museum of Howard County History hosts all of your special events including:

  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Bridal or Baby Showers
  • Business/Professional Meetings
  • Anniversary Festivities
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Memorial Services
  • Retreats

About Our Facilities

The Museum of Howard County History is the former First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, in Historic Ellicott City, MD. The church sits on picturesque Capitoline Hill overlooking beautiful, Historic Ellicott City Main Street. Our charming church was built in 1894 as a granite stone Gothic style church characterized by steeply pitched gable roofs, beautiful Gothic stained glass windows and a 100-foot bell tower which is the highest landmark in town. It has been home to the Howard County Historical Society since 1959.

The auditorium space is stunning with a 30-foot vaulted ceiling, a 19th century chandelier, exquisite stained glass windows, a stage and a beautiful 1915 working pipe organ. The museum gallery with permanent exhibits on Howard County history is beautifully designed to blend with the auditorium.


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Did You Know?
Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield (1904-1908) was born at "Oakdale", his family's Howard County estate in 1848.

The Pue-Fulton Farm Museum is our other rental facility. This smaller meeting space is free to any non-profit organization. The space is limited to 25 people or less, has a small kitchen, a podium, 2 tables and 25 chairs. Located just outside of Ellicott City at 3948 Cooks Lane, this fully restored farm house also has 2 exhibit galleries. Tours of the galleries can be arranged in advance. For more information, call 410.480,3250, or email us at info@hchsmd.org.