Howard County Museum
Operated by the Howard County Historical Society, this museum preserves and shares the history of Howard County through exhibits that range from the time before European settlement to the present. The museum's collections include items from local Native American tribes, early settlers such as the Ellicott family, military uniforms and weapons, historic textiles, and exhibits related to the history of Prohibition in Maryland. There are also artifacts from the Patapsco Female Institute, a private school for women established in 1837.
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