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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 14, 1998
THOSE WHO only know Elkridge along U.S. 1 can explore our area's rich heritage in two events: the opening of four historic sites as part of Howard County Heritage Week Sept. 21, and the Elk Ridge Heritage Society's House Tour Oct. 3.Those who know Elkridge well may want to visit -- or revisit -- homes and sites not often open to the public.Four sites in Elkridge will be featured as part of Heritage Week, which has been organized by the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance.Some 20 organizations and sites work together in the alliance to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of historical sites and cultural resources in the county.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
The tale of a tiny river village that was nearly wiped out in 1972 after the shuttering of its textile mill - and that had its existence further threatened months later by Tropical Storm Agnes - is a compelling one. The rebirth of Oella, which has an Ellicott City ZIP code despite being located on the Baltimore County side of the Patapsco River, will be the subject of a talk by Charles Wagandt on Tuesday at the Miller branch library. Wagandt, a grandson of mill owner William J. Dickey, is a developer who purchased 76 acres in Oella in 1973, promising to revitalize a town ravaged by fire, floods and financial woes.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 1998
A FELLOW community correspondent who wears many hats, Sally Voris, called to remind everyone that Howard County Heritage Week activities include a Savage event.The Savage Mill LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) recently bought the old mill manager's house -- a Victorian-era home that commands a wonderful view of the town.The partnership plans to restore the house and use it as a site for small receptions. The upper floor will be used as a display area for fine furnishings.Visitors can take a sneak preview of what's been done at a mill manor tour from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Sept.
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September 3, 2013
The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The national observation celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The recognition began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded the program in 1988 to cover the 30-day period Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 1997
THIS IS American Heritage Week, and fourth-graders at Atholton Elementary School are celebrating it with performances at a school assembly for the first- and fifth-graders.Art teacher Laurie Kwolek -- whose masters' thesis is on American heritage -- coordinated an American heritage unit, with the help of first-grade team leader Carolyn Ambrose and fifth-grade team leader David Adelman.The children learned Native American legends, and they will perform Indian dances accompanied by their own re-creations of Indian musical instruments.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 15, 1997
PUT A star next to Saturday on your calendar.It's the kickoff of Howard County Heritage Week and promises to be full of activities to please county residents of all ages and tastes.Heritage Week is the brainchild of a relatively new group, the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance. The group's mission is to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of historical and cultural resources in our county.Heritage Week Saturday through Sept. 28 will celebrate these resources.On Saturday, begin your Heritage Week tour at the Patapsco Female Institute, where a slide show will highlight the sites included in Heritage Week.
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April 22, 1993
"Our accomplishments are a part of your illustrative and your illustrious heritage. May God continue to combine our ministries to the honor and glory of His name. Shalom!"Thus did two of the state's ecumenical leaders conclude their letter of congratulation to the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, which is celebrating Heritage Week '93.Signers of the letter were Bishop A. Theodore Eastman of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and the Rev. Barbara Sands, president of the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
Howard County is preparing to show off its past. Starting Friday, groups around the area will offer a bevy of events for Heritage Week, which the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance started three years ago as a way to remind residents of the county's history. From farm demonstrations to tea parties, the activities are designed to spotlight periods in Howard's past. Melissa Arnold, marketing director for the Howard County Tourism Council, which is helping promote the events, said she thinks there is a lot of interest in history.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
The third Howard County Heritage Week kicks off a nine-day cultural buffet of eclectic activities ranging from owl watching, sheep-shearing demonstrations and scarecrow-making to soap-making and a ghost tour of Ellicott Mills.Beginning Saturday, Heritage Week will offer harvest festivals, exhibits and tours at sites in the county through Oct. 1.Karen Justice, executive director of the Howard County Tourism Council, says the goal of Heritage Week "is to make it easier for someone to come into our museums and sites to get a better idea of what's out there."
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By Lori Sears | September 17, 1998
Howard County Heritage WeekCelebrate Howard County's heritage and cultural resources at Howard County Heritage Week, Saturday through Sept. 27, throughout the county. Attend a Civil War encampment during Heritage Weekend at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park Saturday and Sunday, enjoy free apple samples and children's activities at the Johnny Appleseed Festival at Weber's Cider Mill Farm Saturday and Sunday or take part in Fall Harvest Day with pumpkin hunts and scarecrow-making at Patapsco Valley State Park Saturday.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
Howard County is preparing to show off its past. Starting Friday, groups around the area will offer a bevy of events for Heritage Week, which the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance started three years ago as a way to remind residents of the county's history. From farm demonstrations to tea parties, the activities are designed to spotlight periods in Howard's past. Melissa Arnold, marketing director for the Howard County Tourism Council, which is helping promote the events, said she thinks there is a lot of interest in history.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
The third Howard County Heritage Week kicks off a nine-day cultural buffet of eclectic activities ranging from owl watching, sheep-shearing demonstrations and scarecrow-making to soap-making and a ghost tour of Ellicott Mills.Beginning Saturday, Heritage Week will offer harvest festivals, exhibits and tours at sites in the county through Oct. 1.Karen Justice, executive director of the Howard County Tourism Council, says the goal of Heritage Week "is to make it easier for someone to come into our museums and sites to get a better idea of what's out there."
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1998
IN TOURS AND VISITS scheduled during Howard County Heritage Week, familiar places revealed their rich patina of history.Dan Wecker, executive chef at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, explained to visitors that the inn originally faced the Patapsco River when Elkridge Landing was a thriving Colonial port and the river was more than 100 feet wide and 12 feet deep.Walls in one section of the inn -- originally the home of James and Andrew Ellicott -- are five bricks thick, reflecting the wealth of its owners.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1998
Like so many other small museums and historical sites around the country, the African Art Museum of Maryland finds it's better to cooperate than to compete for tourism dollars.Doris Ligon, founder and director of the 18-year-old museum, joined forces three years ago with other leaders of Howard County museums and historical centers to promote heritage tourism in the county. The result: the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance (HCHCA).Groups like the alliance, one of 11 such organizations in Maryland, have been cropping up around the state for the past five or six years, said Alice Merrill, a program director for the Maryland Historic Trust.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 1998
A FELLOW community correspondent who wears many hats, Sally Voris, called to remind everyone that Howard County Heritage Week activities include a Savage event.The Savage Mill LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) recently bought the old mill manager's house -- a Victorian-era home that commands a wonderful view of the town.The partnership plans to restore the house and use it as a site for small receptions. The upper floor will be used as a display area for fine furnishings.Visitors can take a sneak preview of what's been done at a mill manor tour from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | September 17, 1998
Howard County Heritage WeekCelebrate Howard County's heritage and cultural resources at Howard County Heritage Week, Saturday through Sept. 27, throughout the county. Attend a Civil War encampment during Heritage Weekend at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park Saturday and Sunday, enjoy free apple samples and children's activities at the Johnny Appleseed Festival at Weber's Cider Mill Farm Saturday and Sunday or take part in Fall Harvest Day with pumpkin hunts and scarecrow-making at Patapsco Valley State Park Saturday.
EXPLORE
September 3, 2013
The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The national observation celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The recognition began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded the program in 1988 to cover the 30-day period Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1998
IN TOURS AND VISITS scheduled during Howard County Heritage Week, familiar places revealed their rich patina of history.Dan Wecker, executive chef at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, explained to visitors that the inn originally faced the Patapsco River when Elkridge Landing was a thriving Colonial port and the river was more than 100 feet wide and 12 feet deep.Walls in one section of the inn -- originally the home of James and Andrew Ellicott -- are five bricks thick, reflecting the wealth of its owners.
NEWS
By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 14, 1998
THOSE WHO only know Elkridge along U.S. 1 can explore our area's rich heritage in two events: the opening of four historic sites as part of Howard County Heritage Week Sept. 21, and the Elk Ridge Heritage Society's House Tour Oct. 3.Those who know Elkridge well may want to visit -- or revisit -- homes and sites not often open to the public.Four sites in Elkridge will be featured as part of Heritage Week, which has been organized by the Howard County Historical and Cultural Alliance.Some 20 organizations and sites work together in the alliance to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of historical sites and cultural resources in the county.
NEWS
By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 1997
THIS IS American Heritage Week, and fourth-graders at Atholton Elementary School are celebrating it with performances at a school assembly for the first- and fifth-graders.Art teacher Laurie Kwolek -- whose masters' thesis is on American heritage -- coordinated an American heritage unit, with the help of first-grade team leader Carolyn Ambrose and fifth-grade team leader David Adelman.The children learned Native American legends, and they will perform Indian dances accompanied by their own re-creations of Indian musical instruments.
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