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News and Upcoming Events

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

UPDATE (10/1/2016): The  Ellicott City Old Town Market  is back to its location at the parking lot of the Wine Bin.  HEC was pleased to serve as the Market’s host at Mt. Ida while old town was recovering from the flood, but as recovery efforts have progressed, the vendors are excited to move back to their original location.  Join them for the rest of October from 9 am to 1 pm.

Historic Ellicott City Inc. is establishing a fund to help those properties in the historic district who were severely impacted by the flood waters.  The funds will be set aside, in part, from the proceeds of HEC’s Annual Decorator Show House, which is set to open next month.

Would you like to see what an Historic Ellicott City Decorator Show House looks like before our designers work their magic? Then put on your construction boots and overalls and join us at Avoca for an exclusive insiders peek at our 2016 Decorator Show House “Dirty Work” party.  We will serve wine, beer and light casual fare and offer the opportunity to meet our designers and check out the decorating vision for this year’s Show House.    Click here to read the article about the event that appeared in the Howard County Times.