A blue moon is considered rare, hence our modern saying “once in a blue moon”. Originally, the term “blue moon” meant ridiculous and later it meant “never”. The blue moon is a part of popular culture; being referenced in movies, songs, books, and other entertainment. Want to learn more about the blue moon? Check the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park.
Once in a Blue Moon
On Friday, July 31 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park is offering Once in a Blue Moon Hunt, a program suitable for adults and children ages 5 and older at the Banneker Farmstead.
The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. Advanced registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed.
Enjoy a hike and campfire at sunset to celebrate the rare blue moon.
What You Need to Know
Baltimore families interested in African-American history or astronomy will find the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum interesting. The museum offers a short movie about the life of Benjamin Banneker, starring a young Ossie Davis.
There are exhibits of artifacts that were found as part of an archeological dig on the site. A replica of Benjamin Banneker’s original work desk is showcased. Another important item on exhibit is the telescope loaned to him by the George Ellicott.
Outside the museum in the park itself are many hiking trails. Currently the museum has restored the original barn and has made extensive improvements to the park. They even have plans to purchase additional plots of the original land when made available.
Check out the check out the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum on Friday, July 31 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Once in a Blue Moon. Directions and visitor information for the park and museum can be found at the link below.
Have a great day!
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Avenue
Oella, MD 21228