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February Family Programs at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

A pair of tropical love birds at a nestbox.
A pair of tropical love birds at a nestbox.
Wikipedia Commons, Public Domain, Guerin Nicholas

February is the month of love and the promise of spring ahead as warmer weather arrives, bringing the great thaw that causes things to grow. The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum offers more family programs this February - with some special surprises.

Honoring African American Firsts in Baltimore County
On Saturday, February 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is offering Honoring African American Firsts in Baltimore County, a program suitable for all ages. Cost is free. Pre-registration is required.

Celebrate the life of Benjamin Banneker, scientist and “first anti-slavery activist”, with the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.

Great Backyard Bird Count
On Saturday, February 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is offering the Great Backyard Bird Count, a program suitable for families with children age 3 and older. Cost is $3.00 per person. This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is not required.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and help the birds across the nation during the Great Backyard Bird Count. Help collect data by counting and identifying the birds that gather around the park’s bird feeders. Also make and take home an edible Valentine’s treat for the birds.

Meet Molly – Ben’s Amazing Grandmother
On Saturday, February 22 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is offering Meet Molly – Ben’s Amazing Grandmother, a program suitable for children age 4 and older with an adult. Cost is $3.00 per child. Pre-registration is required.

Molly, Ben’s grandmother, lived an adventurous life during the pioneering era – where men were bold and women were hardy. Discover her fascinating life and create a special gift for your grandparent. Grandparents are encouraged to attend.

So check out the February weekend programs at the Benjamin Banneker Historic Park and Museum.
Further information about the park and museum can be found in the article written by the Baltimore Family Entertainment Examiner entitled, See What’s New at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Avenue
Oella, MD 21228
(410)887-1081
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