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The Benjamin Banneker Foundation and For-Win-Ash Garden Club are raising money to support educational programs at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. Funds raised will be used to purchase colonial games and clothing, children's nature and history books, as well as farmstead tools. Help us continue to tell Benjamin Banneker's story so that younger generations may BE INSPIRED.  Donations will be accepted until January 4, 2020.  Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your donation.


(Suggested Donation - $25)

The BBHPM summer camp and the Colonial Market Fair are just two ways to get children excited about learning history while having fun.  During these events, children will play with a variety of colonial toys, games, and musical instruments to spark their imagination while boosting their self-confidence and improving their cognitive skills. Your gift of $25 can help purchase colonial toys, games, and musical instruments.  Items needed but not limited to:

                   Game of Graces                                 
                   Brass Telescope                           
                   Jacobs Ladders                                                                                           
                   Cup and Ball                                       
                   Doll Kits                                           
                  Revolutionary Era Drum


(Suggested Donation - $25)

Help us build a library that includes children’s natural science and colonial history books.  These books will be used by visitors as well as children involved in home-school programs.  Your gift of $25 can help provide books such as the ones listed below, as well as many more. 


(Suggested Donation - $35)

During colonial times, craftsmen and builders had a variety of tools in their toolboxes to make basic household necessities.  To help the BBHPM staff to demonstrate everyday colonial tasks to visitors, a variety of program tools and accessories are needed.  Your gift of $35 can assist them with one or more of the products below. Items needed include but not limited to: 

                Oak Washtub                                     
                Beeswax Candles                   
               Cord of Firewood 
               Hearth Shovel                                   
               Pack Basket                             


(Suggested Donation - $50)

Help BBHPM’s youngsters play the role of colonial characters by helping them dress for any task.  They can choose the part of an early soldier, weaver, candle maker, merchant, tradesman, etc.  With your gift of $50, kids can “dress the part” with the right costume.  Please consider donating today. Items needed include but not limited to:

             Boys and Girls Colonial Outfits                 
             Girl’s Drawstring Pockets                             
             Tri-corn Hats                                                         
             Colonial Eye Glasses                                                 
            Boy’s Stockings  


(Suggested Donation - $100)

To demonstrate how turkeys were raised during the colonial era, the BBHPM staff would like to build a turkey coop.  Items needed include reclaimed wood and colonial reproduction hardware.

The suggested donations presented  are examples of the ways that your donation can make a difference for the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.  All donations will be used for the highest and greatest purpose and may be combined with other funds to enrich our educational programs. 


  • Stan Ward 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Bridget Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Stephen Bilanow 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos


Cara Miller 
Fulton, MD
Benjamin Banneker Foundation Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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