Howard County Center of African American Culture
WHERE HISTORY COMES TO LIFE!
Friday: 12pm – 4pm
Sunday: By Appointment Only
Beginning January 5th 2024:
Friday: 1pm – 4pm
Saturday: 1pm – 4pm
Sunday: By Appointment Only
Call: (410) 715-1921
5434 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, Maryland, 21044
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 and throught the state of Maryand with strong ties back to the African Diaspora.
The Howard County Center of African American Culture was founded in 1987 by the late Mrs. Wylene Sims Burch.
Engage Communities, Promote Progress, Transform Lives – Through Culture, History and Awareness.
We Sincerely Appreciate Your Continued Support!
Help Us To Continue To Tell OUR COLLECTIVE STORY … Help Send Our History Into The Future!
GRAND RE-OPENNING -CEREMONY (FEBRUARY 2023)
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO THE CENTER
We Have 3 New Featured Exhibits
THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY EXHIBIT
This exhibit was made possible through collaboration with the Salvation and Social Justice.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS EXHIBIT
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA EXHIBIT
Dive Into Our Rich History
Highlights of Our Collections
EARLY HOWARD COUNTY HISTORY
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, with strong ties back to the African Diaspora.
“Good Day Mr. Alston and Mr. Nicks,
I wanted to thank you both again for the invitation and welcome today to the soft opening of the Howard County Center of African-American Culture. The work that has been done to preserve the exhibits, revive the space and the rich history is evident.
Each Display Room offers a specific and designated walk through history. In particular, I appreciated Display Room 3- the African Diaspora artifacts. When I walked in, that room felt ‘different.’ There was a sense of calm and peace amongst the original African artifacts, maps, and figurines.”
All the best,
Dive Into Our Living History Series
Howard County Center African American Culture Presents:
Oral Living History Series
The Howard County Center of African American Culture believes that “Living History” (current history) is as important as “Past History”. Our goal is to capture and preserve “Living History” while is it happening so that we can pass it on to future generations “in a more authentic form”. Join us for upcoming episodes of “Living History”!
LIVING HISTORY INTERVIEW:
***COMING SOON ***
Activities – Events – Tours – Exhibits – Fundraisers – Online Store
Join Us – Let’s Celebrate Our Rich History … Together!
Black History 365
BY: Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Dr. Joel A. Freeman.
Black History 365 is an educational entity, that engages all ages, whose purpose is to create cutting-edge resources that invite students, educators, and other readers to become:
• critical thinkers
• compassionate listeners
• fact-based, respectful communicators
• action-oriented solutionists See less
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!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS
- SALVATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- HOWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
- HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY
- HOWARD COUNTY TOURISM
- MARYLAND HISTORIC SOCIETY
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!