Black History Month provides the opportunity for both reflections on the past and the discovery of the future.  Learn something new and explore Howard County!

History:

The Ellicott City Colored School, Restored
Explore the one-room schoolhouse museum showcasing the history of African Americans in Howard County. 

Museum of Howard County History and Library 
Learn about The Underground Railroad and the path through Howard County, discover unknown passages through Ellicott City and Columbia (Freetown Road). 

Art & Culture: 

African Art Museum of Maryland
The Museum offers tours, exhibits, and treasure objects reflecting the fifty-five countries of Africa.

The Howard County Center of African American Culture
Stroll through history and learn about the rich and proud African American history of Howard County, Maryland.  Check out Harriott Tubmans embark in Columbia and Simpsonville Legacy Trail Here. 

HCCAAC

Events: 

Celebrating Black History Expo at Long Reach High School 
A Preview of Art and A Prelude to Jazz at the African Art Museum of Maryland 

MARY CHURCH TERRELL: AN ORIGINAL OBERLIN ACTIVIST at Howard County Library Central Branch 
A traveling exhibition of the Oberlin College Libraries


Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum honors the land and legacy of  Benjamin Banneker who lived during the 1700s. Located on 142 acres in the Patapsco River Valley, the Park & Museum offers public and private programs focused on Banneker’s life and his relationship to the land he inhabited.

  • February 8th
    What's cooking Mr. Banneker

  • February 29th
    A Late Winter Walk in the Woods

Looking to explore more or want to make this a weekend getaway. Book a room in one of Howard County's affordable hotels here.