1796 Almanac

Upon his return from surveying the federal city, Banneker published six almanacs annually from 1792-1797. Almanacs, during the eighteenth century, were an important reference tool used by farmers and navigators. Their collection of astronomical and meteorological data including phases of the moon, sunrises, sunsets, and weather events made it easier for farmers to estimate planting and harvesting seasons and navigators to calculate their position on the sea.

Click here to view the Benjamin Banneker’s published 1796 Almanac.