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News and Upcoming Events

HEC was pleased to receive confirmation last week that the Howard County Historical Society completed restoration of the front porch to the Quaker School House, also known as the Weir Building. Funding for the grant was provided by HEC through fundraising from our Decorator Show House event–as part of HEC’s grant partnership with Preservation Maryland.

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. (HEC) is pleased to announce our 2020 Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program.

HEC has committed funds raised from last year’s Decorator Show House to our mission of preserving and restoring historic properties in Howard County. While our passion for preservation can be seen throughout the County, our primary focus for this grant cycle is the improvement of properties within the Ellicott City Historic District. The Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program will provide direct assistance for the rehabilitation, sustainment, and preservation of properties within the Ellicott City National Historic District boundaries.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the 2020 calendar year.  Click Read More to continue…

Katie Jones of the Baltimore Sun Media group reported: “At the group’s first meeting of the year, the decision was made to not host a show house in 2020 with the promise to bring it back the following year. The group said it would focus, instead, on creating new fundraisers for revenue.”

Click Here to read the complete article: No decorator show house this year, but Historic Ellicott City opens doors to new ideas

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. is pleased to announce that our administrative office has moved to the St. John’s Cemetery Lodge on St. Johns Lane in Ellicott City, Maryland.

If you have ever wondered about the little grey stone house next to the cemetery on St. John’s Lane, click Read More to find out.

Patapsco Heritage Greenway was the recipient of a grant made possible from proceeds from our 2018 Show House for repairs and restoration of the stone facade of their properties on Tonge Row in Old Ellicott City. Work on restoring the building’s wood window frames and sash, adjusting and improving water drainage from the building’s facade and foundation, and removing non-historic and inappropriate doors and shutters has all been completed and the grant funds have been disbursed.

For more information about the project, HEC Grant Program, and our partnership with Preservation Maryland, click Read More.