Howard Tourism – Thanks for Promoting Baltimore County

The Howard County Tourism Council website states that “Our organization is primarily funded through a generous grant from Howard County Government.”  So it is really our tax money that is being used to promote Howard County.

The Howard County Office of Tourism and Promotion is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting and living in Howard County, Maryland. As the official destination marketing organization for Howard County, we are IT–the first and foremost source of information for people who want to know more about where to go and what to see and do in Howard County.

The website states that

As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting and living in Howard County, Maryland we work diligently to ensure that the economic value of the tourism industry to our local economy is clearly communicated.

Really? Are you sure that you are communicating clearly about visiting Howard County? Is this really about where to go and what to see and do in Howard County?

On the page on African-American Heritage after saying that “Howard County is home to several historical sites that focus on the contributions of local African-Americans” the first listed attraction is this:

 

 

 

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

A national landmark site, offering rare, significant historical and national treasures, the Park & Museum has been a jewel in the cultural and ecological landscape of Maryland for well over a decade, a destination with a diverse array of educational exhibits, performance and environmental programs. The park and museum are now located where Banneker once lived. The museum’s exhibits and staff tell the inspiring story of Banneker and his place in early American history.

300 Oella Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
410-887-1081.
Visit website

Click the “Visit website” above. The organization funded by Howard County Government takes the visitor to a page of the Department of Parks and Recreation for BALTIMORE COUNTY.

In addition, on this page Howard Tourism also takes the visitor to Baltimore County and to Baltimore City:

BANNEKER HISTORICAL PARK

This national landmark site was the farmstead of the original Banneker family. The 142-acre park is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Benjamin Banneker, the first African American Man of science.

300 Oella AvenueOella, MD 21228410-887-1081

Visit website

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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD MUSEUM

The oldest and most comprehensive historic American railroad collection in the U.S.

901 West Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21223410-752-2490

Visit website

»View location

 

Howard Tourism’s Facebook page even continues the misstatements that Howard County is home to the Banneker Historical Park:

Visist Howard - Facebook Banneker

No No No.  The Benjamin Banneker historical site is not in Howard County.

The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization organized to promote and develop the park and museum in cooperation with the Baltimore County Dept. of Recreation and Parks.

 

Hey Howard Tourism you don’t have links to the Inner Harbor, the Maryland Fairgrounds, and the Antietam National Battlefield.

 

 

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