Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, established on June 9, 1998, is located in Catonsville, Maryland. The museum is managed by the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc., a non-profit community organization founded in March 1985, to ensure the development of the historical park and museum.
The park and museum provide well-researched educational, historical, and cultural programs and exhibits regarding the life of Benjamin Banneker. The 138-acre facility boasts extensive nature trails. The primary focus of the park is the museum containing the contributions of Benjamin Banneker, the first African-American man of science.
The museum has several gallery spaces, including exhibitions on the life and times of Benjamin Banneker, and a community gallery with changing exhibits. The 1850 Hines/Trueth stone farm house in the museum has been recently restored. A replica of the 18th century Banneker farmstead, including a colonial cabin and Banneker's apiary, also has been developed.
A gift shop and a patio garden are on the premises. Meetings and parties can be organized at its multi-purpose room, Almanac Hall. The park grounds are available for special events.
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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
... A Local Legacy Do you know who Benjamin Banneker was and what he did?Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated scientist at a time when most African Americans were slaves. Born a free black man in the British Colony of Maryland in 1731, he ...
... Benjamin (1731-1806) Mathematician, Scientist, and Publisher of Almanacs: Banneker was born in Ellicott Mills, Maryland. The grandson of a white woman, Banneker studied at a school for free blacks near Joppa, Maryland. He receiving help with ...
Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born
A mathematician and astronomer, Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland.Largely self-taught, Banneker was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science. His significant accomplishments ...