The Museum

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

Overview of 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 HCCAAC is committed to providing resources and events that promote learning and exploration of Howard County’s African American past. We can do this without your support. If you like what you see and would like to see more, please donate to the HCCAAC by clicking the DONATE button. We appreciate your support.

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

We offer a very unique collection of artifacts, vintage clothing and materials that tell a story of struggle, excellence and survival. It is our hope that this wonderful collection exist in the future. You support can make that happen.

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Help Us To Continue To Preserve and Tell “Our” Story!

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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.

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

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