Howard County Center of African American Culture - Exterior View

Howard County Center of African American Culture

WHERE HISTORY COMES TO LIFE!

The Howard County Center of African American Culture was founded by the late Mrs. Wylene Burch.

 

 

 

OUR MISSION:

Engaging community, promoting progress, transforming lives through culture, history and awareness.

 

 

Dive Into Howard County's Rich History

Explore Artifacts and Memorabilia That Shaped Our Past

Understand The Contributions Made Over The Generations

Celebrate The Sacrifices and Struggles

Revel In The Achievements and Breakthroughs

Preserve The Legacy ... Expand The Vision

HELP US CONTINUE TO TELL "OUR" STORY

 

 

SUPPORT

 

THE MUSEUM

and

THE RESEARCH LIBRARY

 

 

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!

“We must ensure the riches of the past are paid forward to our children and their future”. ~ Wanda Garcia

Our Vision and Goals

Our long-term vision is to transition the center into a stable entity with the goal of continually expanding our collections and our research capabilities. Additionally, we need to aggressively expand the digital footprint and social media online presence of the center to help ensure its longevity.

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

The Howard County Center of African American Culture curates over 150 years of Howard County and other relevant history in its permanent collection. Dive into Howard County rich history in the areas of farming, military, education, policing, politics, music, sports, media, the arts, industry, and much more.

Activities – Events – Tours – Exhibits – Fundraisers – Online Store

Join Us – Let’s Celebrate Our Rich History … Together!

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Museum Tours

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!

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Upcoming Events

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 2020 event was a
“VIRTUAL ONLINE CELEBRATION”.

We have a number of important and enriching upcoming events.

 

We invite you to join us.

Howard County Center of African American Culture

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.

THANK YOU!

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Researh Library

Research, Explore and Learn!

Howard County Center of African American Culture - Research Center - Library

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.

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Recipes and Remembrances Keepsake Cookbook

Howard Country Center of African American Culture Recipies and Rememberance 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.

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Seeking Freedom

A history of the underground railroad in howard county, maryland

Howard Country Center of African American Culture - Book - Seeking Freedom

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.

Published By:
Howard County Center of African American Culture, 2002.
Re-published in 2020

VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE

On Sale: Keepsake Cookbook – Historic Book … and more!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2020 26th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF MEN-IN-THE-KITCHEN

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Celebrating The Culinary Talent of Men In and Around Howard County

Virtual

Guest Chefs

Virtual

Junior Chefs

~200+ Dinners

Catered by RANAZUL restaurant

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2019 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF MEN-IN-THE-KITCHEN
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Celebrating The Culinary Talent of Men In and Around Howard County

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Guest Chefs

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Junior Chefs

200+

Attendee/Patrons (Families Served)

Eagle Scout Project WILL Help To Transform HCCAAC  into A “Digital Museum

Eagle Scout Project -by- Jaydon Hodge Help Transform HCCAAC Into A Digital Museum

Jaydon custom-built a “state-of-the-art” high-performance computer for HCCAAC as part of his Eagle Project.

Testimonials

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. 

Debra Ortega

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!

Philip Lawrence

Contact us

Get In Touch

You can contact us any way that is convenient for you. We are available 24/7 via email - Complete the form below.

For information on pricing for or to schedule a group tour, please call us.

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ADDRESS - MUSEUM

5434 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, Maryland, 21044

ADDRESS - THE RESEARCH LIBRARY

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, 2nd Floor
Clark Library Building
Columbia, MD 21044

GET DIRECTIONS ... HERE