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News and Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce our 33rd Decorator Annual Show House: Belle Vue at The Chase!

This year, 21 designers and artists will decorate 24 rooms and spaces in this stately French Provincial private home.

Visitors will see an impressive range and mix of styles, design techniques, ideas and themes to satisfy every interest. In addition, most designer’s accent pieces, furniture, rugs and individual elements are available for purchase throughout the show’s run.


  • Every Wednesday after the 2019 Decorator Show House closes to the public, our “Design at Dusk” experience will offer ticketed guests a private tour, light refreshments and designer presentations.
  • The Show House boutique will remain open for “Design at Dusk” guests.
  • This is a great private space for book clubs, bunco groups, birthday parties, corporate gatherings and more.
  • “Design at Dusk” tickets are limited in quantity and will be available for purchase shortly.

Proceeds from our 2018 Show House were made available to provide direct assistance for the rehabilitation and preservation and promotion of cultural resources within the Ellicott City National Register Historic District and the surrounding area in Howard County.  HEC partnered with Preservation Maryland to create and fund the Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program. This grant cycle, the recipients are:

Old Stone Tavern, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, the Howard County Historical Society, and Preservation MD for their Ellicott City Jail Project.

Click Read More for additional information.


HEC is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Officers
President, Peggy Maxson
Vice President, Bill Hugel
Treasurer, Rozalia Case
Secretary, Nina Buffington

Immediate Past President
Joan Becker

For the complete list of Directors and Advisory Council Members, click Read More below.


On Friday, February 22nd, HEC board members and officers toured historic Carrollton Hall and presented a check for $30,000 to Joseph Hamilton, Director of Mission Advancement for the Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Our Lady of the Angels Province.

These funds, combined with a past HEC donation, are going toward the continued renovation and establishment of The Heritage Room in Carrollton Hall.

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. is proud to be a part of this effort to preserve and share this landmark with the community and visitors alike.