Visit Howard County in partnership with Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, and the Howard County Historical Society, officially kicked-off International Underground Railroad Month in Howard County last week. See a video of the event here.

As a part of the month-long commemoration, the Museum of Howard County History will showcase its Underground Railroad exhibit. Other ways visitors and residents alike can take part are to visit National Park Service’s vetted Underground Railroad and Network to Freedom sites in Ellicott City’s historic district. More information on this and another African American heritage site can be found at: