Howard County Center of African American Culture
WHERE HISTORY COMES TO LIFE!
Engaging community, promoting progress, transforming lives through culture, history and awareness.
Welcome To The Howard County Center of African American Culture
HCCAAC curates a rich treasure trove historical artifacts, memorabilia and other resources, that tell the incredible story of the African American experience and contributions in Howard County Maryland
(and beyond) … over the generations.
Your Support Can Help Send Our History Into The Future!
Your assistance, financial as well as time, will to help ensure that our stories will continue to be told.
Show Your Support Today. Help Us To Continue To Tell OUR STORY!
Our Vision and Goals
PLEASE WATCH THIS IMPORTANT INTERVIEW
Dive Into Howard County’s Rich History
Highlights of Our Collections
FURNITURE – CLOTHING & MEMORABILIA
EARLY ADVANCEMENTS IN THE POLICE FORCE
ADVANCEMENTS IN THE MILITARY
EARLY ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORTS (Jockeys)
EXCELLENT PROGRESS IN FARMING
Overview Our Collections
Activities – Events – Tours – Exhibits – Fundraisers – Online Store
Join Us – Let’s Celebrate Our Rich History … Together!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all on-site tours at the museum and research library.
We plan to resume our on-site tours and outreach events once we are safety past the pandemic.
We are current transitioning to our
“Online – Digital Museum”
We will be offering “Virtual Tours and Online Exhibits” very soon!
We offer a number of African American cultural events throughout the year.
Our “Signature Event” is our ANNUAL “MEN IN THE KITCHEN” FUNDRAISER
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 event was a
“VIRTUAL ONLINE CELEBRATION”.
We have a number of important and enriching upcoming events.
We invite you to join us.
Fundraising & Support
Your continued and on-going support is critical for the longevity on the center.
We currently curate a very diverse collection of historical artifacts and memorabilia that documents the experiences and contributions of African Americans.
We plan to continue expanding our collections and the ways in which we preserve and exhibit these important artifacts for generations to come.
Research, Explore and Learn!
The HCCAAC Research Library boast rich and diverse reference materials, posters, magazines, and books that tell the many stories that compose the African American experience in Howard County.
The Research Library and Archives has a growing collection of over 10,000 African American related books, periodicals, audio and video recordings and other resources.
Recipes and Remembrances Keepsake Cookbook
Get your copy of our Recipes and Remembrances Keepsake Cookbook.
This unique cookbook is filled to 50+ scrumptious family recipes from our diverse
“Men-In-The-Kitchen” Chefs, Friends and Families.
A history of the underground railroad in howard county, maryland
A historic book chronicling the history of the Underground Railroad in Howard County Maryland.
This book includes chronologies, slave census, and 116 glossy pages of photographs and more.
Howard County Center of African American Culture, 2002.
Re-published in 2020
VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE
On Sale: Keepsake Cookbook – Historic Book … and more!
Here’s what our visitors and patrons are saying
We had an amazing time! My daughter said today it was the best day of her life! All I heard today from both parents and children was how wonderful it was to learn about all of the amazing contributions African Americans made in our county.! The docent’s message to the children about honoring the contributions that African Americans made in our county was especially poignant and I hope they remember it when they are older.
Thank you so much for helping ensure my newly turned 5-year old had a perfect and unforgettable visit both him and his entire class will remember forever. I have had so many compliments and can’t thank you and your personnel enough! I hope to visit you again next year or even sooner!