About Us

Howard County Center of African American Culture
Where History Comes To life

A Few Words About Us

The Museum

The Howard County Center of African American Culture was founded in 1987 by the late Mrs. Wylene Sims Burch.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The Howard County Center of African American Culture, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County, Maryland..

The Research Center – Library

Research, Explore and Learn!

Our Mission

This library has a superb collection that will undoubtedly leave the visitor with new and exciting information.

Our Vision

Located on the second floor of the Clark Library building at Howard Community College, 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. Our librarians are happy to guide you to the resource that you want or introduce you to resources that you may not know exist.

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Our Board of Directors

We sincerely appreciate all of the board members and numerous volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring the longevity of the center and fullfilling the vision of our founder (the late Mrs. Wylene Burch).
Howard County Center of African American Culture

Dr. Everlene Cunningham, Ph.D.

Chair

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mr. Anthony Cunningham

Vice Chair

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Ms. Delace Burch

Treasurer

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Dr. Marja Humphrey, Ph.D.

Secretary

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Ms. Mae Beale

Fundraising

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mr. Ron Battle

Financial Secretary

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mrs. Florence Smith

Community Relations

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mrs. Jean Lewis

Liason, Howard Community College

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mr. Robert Abercrombie

Youth Outreach

Howard County Center of African American Culture

Mr. Nat Alston

Consultant

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

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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

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