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A Place to Be Inspired

  The Benjamin Banneker Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic group, specializing in fundraising for the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. Funds are used to increase educational activities, enhance conservation initiatives, and further develop the Park and Museum into a living history center.  The Foundation pledges to use your generous contribution wisely as we share Benjamin Banneker’s legacy so others may BE INSPIRED.

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Benjamin Banneker Historical
Park and Museum
Fall Calendar of Events

Registration for all programs is required unless otherwise noted. Register by calling 410-887-1081 or email

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Cooking in the Cabin

Recipes from 1790, Benjamin Banneker, and Maryland's Patapsco Valley

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum's FOODWAYS 1790 program helps visitors understand daily life in the Patapsco Valley just after the Revolutionary War. Using Cooking in the Cabin in your own kitchen as you explore and taste a bit of history. But, more than just something interesting to eat, each recipe tells a story about life in western Baltimore County at the beginning of our nation. Download the full Cooking in the Cabin with a $10 donation. Paper copies can be purchased at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park Museum or at the Old Mill Café on Frederick Road in Oella.


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Meet Breena "Ranger B" Doyle

The new Interim Director of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

     Dana Doyle, or Ranger B as she has come to be called, will be joining the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum after having worked the past year and a half as Cromwell Valley Park’s Community Supervisor I. She has been working for Baltimore County Recreation & Parks for 13 years, holding a variety of positions in that time.  Breena began as a summer camp Naturalist at Oregon Ridge Nature Center in 2008, eventually became an Activity Coordinator for Marshy Point Nature Center in 2015, then transferred to Cromwell Valley in 2017.  She spent more than a year in southern Maryland from July 2018-January 2020, working as a Site Supervisor of the Native American area at Historic St. Mary’s City Living History Museum, before returning to Cromwell Valley Park. She brings both a love of nature and passion for history.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading a good book, and drinking a hot cup of coffee.

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Ellicott City

Celebrating 250 Years

1772 - 2022

Be a part of the celebration!


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     "On record now thy name's enrolled, and future ages will be told,


     there lived a man called Banneker, an African astronomer."

                                                                                              - Susana Mason

                                                                                                                               An Address to Benjamin Banneker