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June 1, 2017

     The Benjamin Banneker Foundation is pleased to welcome Shana Keller to the 2017 Colonial Market Fair on June 10 and 11 from 10:00 - 4:00 at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. Ms. Keller is the author of Ticktock Banneker's Clock which was awarded Be...

November 1, 2016

This holiday season, donating to the Benjamin Banneker Foundation is easier than ever when you shop on Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the BBF when you shop through  Tens of millions of products are eli...

August 12, 2016

Colonial Market Fair 2016 was truly the best ever—more revenue, more volunteers, more visitors, an expanded site, more re-enactors, great weather, more publicity, efficient parking--all the result of a genuine team effort, considerable hard work, some sleepless nights,...

June 17, 2016

     Were you ever curious about the history behind the great stone house that resides on the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum property?  Or perhaps you wandered through the Banneker orchard asking yourself how many different variety of fruit...

April 9, 2016

Spring Cleaning? The BBF is having a yard sale fundraiser.  Donate your gently used items to the BBF to be sold at our Yard Sale Fundraiser.  All proceeds will support the 2016 Colonial Market Fair.  Drop off your items on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 - 2:00 at the Be...

April 9, 2016

     Have you ever seen the Molly Bannaky house and wondered how old it is and who lived there? Have you ever had a picnic in the Banneker orchard and wondered about the names of the fifty types of fruit trees?     Thanks to a grant from Patapsco Heritage Greenway, don...

January 31, 2016

Great news!  This year the Benjamin Banneker Foundation is spearheading the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum's annual Colonial Market Fair.  Visitors can experience early American life from local historical re-enactors and craftsmen, retrace the footsteps o...

June 29, 2015

The BBF is on roll (and we're just getting started)!  On Friday, June 26, the BBF in collaboration with Park and Museum staff, successfully in stalled a sign announcing the location of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.  Prominently displayed on the corn...

In 1792, surveyor Andrew Ellicott and astronomer Benjamin Banneker, at the request of President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,  used 40 limestone markers to carve out a  40-square-mile area between Maryland and Virginia to create Washington,...

May 16, 2015

Planning for the natural play space has commenced! Watch the amazing transformation over the next year as funds are donated. 

Here is our featured project donation page:

Future site of the play space adjacent to the museum.


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Fulton, Maryland 20759


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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

300 Oella Avenue

Catonsville, Maryland 21228

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