Ellicott City Fall Festival set tomorrow in historic district

Free event to include music, talks, tours

September 28, 2007

The Ellicott City Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the town's historic district.

The family-friendly festival is to include outdoor musical performances by 13th Dream, Yvonne's Wilde Spirits, Charm City Ramblers and Yikes McGee. Crafts for children, a juggler, face painting and a Moon Bounce are planned.

Historic sites will be open for tours and talks, including blacksmithing demonstrations at the B&O Station Museum; a trapper-historian speaking about life in the 19th century at Thomas Isaac Log Cabin; and three distinguished speakers discussing women's changing roles at Patapsco Female Institute.

Watson to speak

County Councilwoman Courtney Watson will discuss "Some Leaders are Born Women: A Contemporary Woman's Political Journey" at 10:30 a.m. Jane L. Donawerth of the University of Maryland will discuss "Conversation, Composition and Corsets: Nineteenth Century American Education for Young Ladies" at noon; and Martha Baylor of Carleton College will talk about "How Women in Science Make a Difference in Society, from Phelps to Baylor and Beyond" at 1:30 p.m.

Book signings

Howard County Tourism will offer book signings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. by four authors of books about Ellicott City and Columbia. They include: Victoria Goeller, co-author of Then & Now: Ellicott City; Barbara Kellner, author of Images of America: Columbia; Joseph Rocco Mitchell, co-author of New City Upon a Hill: A History of Columbia, Maryland; and Marsha Wight Wise, author of Images of America: Ellicott City.

The signing will take place outside Howard County Tourism's office, 8267 Main St.

The festival, which is free, is sponsored by the Ellicott City Business Association.

Information: Howard County Tourism, 410-313-1900.

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