Scientist. Surveyor. Abolitionist.
These are just a few words to describe one of America’s most extraordinary icons, Benjamin Banneker. Preserve his legacy at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum by becoming a member of The Friends of Benjamin Banneker, a volunteer group that strives to educate the public about his many achievements. During his life time, he published six almanacs, helped surveyed our nation’s capitol, and exchanged correspondence with Thomas Jefferson about the injustices of slavery.
The Friends of believe the Banneker story is one that can educate, enlighten, and serve as a lifetime inspiration to all. But in order to continue this mission, your financial support is needed. In the past, contributions have helped to fund site improvements and many special programs such as the annual black history and women’s history month programs, the colonial market fair, the cultivation of a colonial kitchen garden, and the jazz concert series. Your contribution will fund these and many more educational activities in addition to upholding Banneker’s legacy and preserving this awe-inspiring part of American history.
By becoming a member, you will receive reduced program fees when applicable, a 10% discount on museum gift shop purchases, and a free subscription to The Friends of Banneker quarterly newsletter. Attached you will find a list of additional benefits available at several different levels. All contributions are tax-deductible. Please support The Friends efforts by returning the enclosed membership form with your check or credit card information today or within the next two weeks. Also consider purchasing a membership gift for a friend or relative. It would make a perfect gift for any occasion!
On behalf of The Friends, we would be delighted to have you in our membership program. Please consider joining us today. Whenever you are in the Oella area, stop by the Park and Museum.