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Emancipation Day programs

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Day in Maryland on Nov. 1, Howard County Heritage sites will participate in a day of special programming that is free and open to the public. Additional parking for Ellicott City events will be available at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rogers Avenue at Frederick Road.

Ellicott City Colored School Restored, 8683 Frederick Road: Exhibit on events in Maryland that led to the end of slavery. Invocation offered, and musical program by the Florence Bain Center Gospel Choir, 2 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable item for a food drive.

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Howard County Historical Society Museum, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City: "Sailors and Slaves: USS Constellation and the Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade," an exhibit on loan from Historic Ships in Baltimore. Hours: noon to 5 p.m.Tri-M Musical Honor Society will perform period music.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will participate in a pilgrimage to honor the history and legacy of slavery in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Participants can visit Maryland's Episcopal churches and examine the legacy of slavery. Information: trailsofsouls.org.

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St. Paul's Colored School, 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, enrolled many black children as a result of segregation laws. Students were taught in a one-room school building that today is the church's parish office. Blessing and rededication offered by the Rev. Matthew Buening at noon. Public invited to view the building from 11 a.m. to noon.

Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia will host Howard County Historical Society's small traveling exhibit, "The Underground Railroad in Howard County." Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville: opening day of its new exhibit, "From Banneker to Douglass: The Quests for Freedom and Equality." Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An hour-long bell-ringing will begin at noon with three locations taking 20-minute shifts: Howard County Historical Society Museum; St. Paul Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul Street; and Firehouse Museum, Church and Main streets.

—Janene Holzberg

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