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News and Upcoming Events

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. proudly announces the location of its 31st Decorator Show House: White Hall, located at 4130 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. HEC is seeking designers to showcase their talents for its 31st Decorator Show House and will be hosting open house hours for Designers to preview and walk-through the historic home in consideration of joining this project.  Click “Read More” for more information.

HEC was pleased to offer Mt. Ida as one of the five historic properties in Howard County that was viewed as part of the Howard County Historical Society’s 40th Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 11th, 2016.  For more information , please visit the Howard County Historical Society’s website at:

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. and Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute was open to the community for light refreshments and to view and enjoy historic Mt. Ida decorated for Christmas.

On Thursday, September 22nd, HEC opened this year’s Show House, Avoca, with an elegant evening preview party. Guests included the owner of the home, Mr. Tom Breen and his son, Brad, as well as County Executive Allan Kittleman, Maryland State Senator Gail Bates, Maryland Delegate Bob Flanagan, the talented design team, HEC’s show house committee volunteers, and many generous sponsors and guests…

Pictured to the left are Tom and Brad Breen with County Executive Allan Kittleman cutting the ribbon as the official opening of the Show House, which will run through October 23rd.

The County is serving as a resource to anyone who is seeking more information on post-flood conditions and recovery.   Requests to volunteer and questions should be directed to the County at 410-313-2900 or visit