A native to Maryland, Benjamin Banneker is known as the “first African American man of science.” Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave. Master Storyteller and former president of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland Inc., Bob Smith will bring Banneker to life while dressed in period attire.
The program will take place in the Orangery. Parking and admission are free. Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not necessary and will not be taken. ADA accessible. Visit www.nps.gov/hamp for more information.