October 7, 2020
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
Anna Hunter, Superintendent of Public Information & Marketing, Howard County Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4686
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum renovations include restored caboose and refurbished Freight House diorama. Thomas Isaac Log Cabin moved back to historic location on Barnard Fort House property after being relocated following 2018 flood.
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be joined by Department of Recreation & Parks Director Raul Delerme, Thursday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the County’s Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum in Historic Ellicott City for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of renovation work at the museum. Thanks to two grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the museum’s iconic C-2149 caboose was restored, and the Freight House diorama was refurbished, depicting the first 13 miles of railroad in the United States.
“The deep history that surrounds our beloved Ellicott City is part of what makes it so special,” said Ball. “Walking down Main Street provides the experience of walking through our history – the early stages of settlement at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin and the height of industrialization at the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Railway Station. Both sites serve as landmarks for residents and visitors alike as the enter our historic community, and these renovations have been completed just in time to help us celebrate Ellicott City’s upcoming 250th anniversary.”
Following the ceremony at the museum, attendees will make their way up Main Street to the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin to mark its official reopening. Following the 2018 flood, the cabin was temporarily moved to Parking Lot F while Ellicott Mills Drive was reconstructed. This past spring, the cabin moved back to its previous location on the historic Barnard Fort House property. Once atop its new foundation, additional improvements were made to the site, including landscaping as part of Howard High School junior Matt Jamerson’s Eagle Scout project. The cabin restoration work was made possible thanks to a Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development grant.
WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum renovations and reopening of the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin
WHEN: Thursday, October 8th, 11:00 a.m.; Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum to open at 10:30 a.m. for camera crews interested in filming the interior
WHERE: Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City
Thomas Isaac Log Cabin
8394 Main Street, Ellicott City
WHO: Calvin Ball, County Executive
Raul Delerme, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks
Matt Jamerson, Eagle Scout