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Science on the Plantation: African American Scientists in Colonial Maryland

Event date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 pm 
Description:

Montpelier staff will once again take our Black History Month programs on the road!  Join us Tuesdays in February at area community centers to explore the contributions of African American scientists in Maryland's agricultural past.  

This week, we'll be at Vansville Community Center (address below) for "Weathering Racism: The Benjamin Banneker Almanacs."  You'll study copies of Banneker's 1792 and 1795 almanacs to learn how this remarkable man fought slavery with intelligence and grace.  You'll also make your own weather instrument to take home.   

Cost: Free 
Ages: 10 & up
Location: Vansville Community Center
6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville   
Contact: Vansville Community Center: 301-937-6621; TTY 301-455-4512
Montpelier Historic Site: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544