On Sunday, May 22, 2016, in celebration of the 186th anniversary of railroading in America, HEC invited community members to enjoy a fun-filled day for model train enthusiasts of all ages. On display was a model of the New Windsor 1.5” Scale Group and displays and sales by the B&O Historical Society, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society. Click here to read more from The Baltimore Sun article. Tours of the historic Mt. Ida Mansion were also available.
On Sunday, April 17, HEC held its Annual Membership Meeting. HEC celebrated its 2015 successes and introduced some of what is planned for 2016. HEC also welcomed Howard County Council Member, Jon Weinstein, who presented an Honorary Resolution to HEC in memory of Roland Bounds and his over 50 years of service to historic preservation, the Historic Ellicott City community and HEC as a Past President.
The Howard County Historical Society (HCHS), Historical Ellicott City (HEC), & Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute (FPFI) are proud to sponsor The 2nd Annual Déjà Vu & Nearly New Sale.
*Due to rain last weekend, this event will be repeated this Saturday, April 30th!
In 2015, HEC made a $2,500 donation to the B&O Railroad Museum for the restoration of a 927 Class I-5d Caboose built in the B & O shop at Washington, Indiana in 1927. HEC’s donation made it possible for the Station to get a matching grant from the Modern Woodmen of America toward the restoration.