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Ellicott City Colored School

Ellicott City Colored School

This schoolhouse was built in 1880 and was the first public school for African American children in the county. The building was used as a school until the early 1950s. In 1995, the county purchased the building and it has now been restored. The musem now chronicles African American history in Howard County through changing exhibits and seminars and offers a genealogical resource center.

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