Howard Magazine - Page 38 - Family Fun (4)

Howard Magazine
- Page 38
Family Fun (4)

Arts & crafts

 

Burning Down the House In addition to offering paint-your-own- pottery, this do-it-yourself studio offers special events like canvas painting and movie nights with movie-themed pottery. 11821 Scaggsville Road, Fulton 301-317-9936 facebook.com/bdthpottery

 

Drama Learning Center The center provides theater classes and camps for children of all ages at its Columbia headquarters, as well as at local schools. 9130 Red Branch Road, Suite I, Columbia 410-849-6335 dramalearningcenter.com

 

JOANN The store offers a range of sewing and craft classes for elementary-aged and older children and up. 6161 Columbia Crossing Drive, Columbia 410-872-0550 joann.com

 

Michaels With two Howard County locations, the craft store offers a range of classes for children to bring out their creativity. 4360 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City 410-480-8140 9041 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia 443-285-0808 michaels.com

 

The Pottery Stop The paint-your-own pottery shop offers walkin painting, special classes and camps for children, and a snack and coffee bar. 9050 Baltimore National Pike, #109, Ellicott City 410-480-0111 thepotterystop.com

 

Museums & history

 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station at Ellicott City The county-operated station, billed as the oldest surviving railroad station in America, includes a replica of the first horse-drawn passenger rail car, a 1927 caboose, model railroads and displays highlighting small town railroad life. 3711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City 410-313-1945 howardcountymd.gov/historicsites

 

Ellicott City Colored School, Restored The school, which opened in 1880 to provide an educational space for black children, is now a genealogical resource center and museum highlighting the history of African- Americans in Howard County. 8683 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 410-313-0420 howardcountymd.gov/historicsites

 

Ellicott City Firehouse Museum Originally built to house hand-drawn fire equipment, the museum explores the challenges of fighting fires in late 19th-century and early 20th-century Ellicott City. 3829 Church Road, Ellicott City 410-313-0420 howardcountymd.gov/historicsites 

 

Howard County Historical Society Museum The museum tells the story of Howard County’s history through collections and exhibits highlighting everything from the Ellicott family and the Patapsco Female Institute to the floods of Ellicott City. 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City 410-480-3250 hchsmd.org/museum

 

Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum Dedicated to preserving Howard County’s agricultural history, the museum includes farm sheds, historic farm equipment, a blacksmith shop and six miles of nature trails. 12985 Frederick Road, West Friendship 410-489-2345 farmheritage.org

 

Howard County Police Department Museum Honoring the men and women of the Howard County Police Department, the museum includes exhibits on vintage police uniforms, antique weapons and fallen heroes. 8267 Main St., Ellicott City 410-313-1447 hcpdmuseum.com

 

Patapsco Female Institute Tours of this historic site, known for its Greek-revival architecture, reveal its multiple uses since opening in 1837: a women’s school, a hotel, a summer theater and even a nursing home. 3655 Church Road, Ellicott City 410-313-0420 howardcountymd.gov/historicsites

 

The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum The museum showcases more than 65 vintage and classic BMW motorcycles and sidecars, as well as motorcycle memorabilia and art. 10630 Riggs Hill Road, Suite Y, Jessup 301-497-8949 bobsbmw.com/home/vintage-museum

 

Farms

 

Breezy Hill Alpaca Farm Call to schedule a one-hour interactive visit