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Reconstructing the Daily Narrative: Fragment by Fragment

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Banneker Museum’s New Exhibit Opens September 15th!

The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum presents the opening of a new exhibit: Reconstructing the Daily Narrative: Fragment by Fragment. It will feature some twenty excavated objects and shards that once belonged to Benjamin Banneker and his family. Also, reproduced textiles, ceramics, drawings, a sculpture, and documents are included in this exhibit. The show runs from September 15, 2015 through January 2, 2015.

Visitors will learn the little known and some untold stories about the daily life of the Bannekers that are revealed in the excavated objects and retold in the art and the text. These stories are arranged in four thematic sections: Horsemanship, The Tobacco Economy, Needlework, and Foodways. Viewers will have an opportunity to glimpse a way of life that occurred over two centuries ago as they examine homemade and hand-stitched garments, pottery, and a tobacco basket used for marketing.

In addition, visitors will be invited to view the exhibit’s DVD, which features photos of the excavation, additional uncovered objects and comments from some of the principal investigators of the dig.

Museum-goers can increase their learning experience by attending three related programs: Meet the Artists, Hand Sewing with EZ Stitch, and Tea Tasting.

These events and the exhibit were made possible by a partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Visual Arts Department (the “Space and Place in Public Art and Urbanism” class), a Maryland Institute College of Art student, and local artists who produced original art for this exhibit.

Call the museum for more information and to make group reservations.

For additional information, please contact Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum at (410) 887-1081 or visit http://www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.

Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Should you require special accommodations (i.e. language interpreter, large print, etc.), please give as much notice as possible by calling the park office or the Therapeutic Office at (410) 887-5370 TDD: (410) 887-5319.

The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is a facility of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks,
supported by the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc.