The new year is fast approaching, and is time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the future. Awaiting the final countdown is filled with many celebrations. In Benjamin Banneker’s time, they celebrated with a New Year’s dinner. To learn more about this special dinner check out Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum to learn more.
What’s Cookin’, Mr. Banneker
On Saturday, January 2 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.; Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is offering What’s Cookin’, Mr. Banneker, a program suitable for all ages at Banneker’s cabin.
The cost is free for members and non-members. Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in activity.
Learn how they cooked the New Year’s meal with the help of “costumed interpreters” as you visit Banneker’s cabin.
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 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 Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Saturday, January 2 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. for What’s Cookin’, Mr. Banneker. 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