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Event Details

  • 12/09/2012

    Location: Orangery | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: vistors' hyphen Contact Phone Number: 410 823-1309 x251

Come hear the intriguing story of Mary Welsh Banneker, Benjamin Banneker's grandmother.  She was an English dairy maid who was indentured to a Maryland tobacco farmer to pay for her crime of stealing milk from a farmer.  When in actuality, she accidently knocked over a pail of milk.  Molly served her term and is freed.  She earns enough money to buy a farm and two slaves.  She later frees her bondsmen and marries one of them, an African by the name of Banneka, who later becomes Benjamin's grandfather.

Ms. Virginia the "Roving Storyteller" will captivate her audience while portraying Mary Welsh in first person.  This program promises to reveal facts that are not commonly known to the average American such as race relations and European indentured servitude during the 1700s.

Seating is limited and is on a "first come, first serve basis". 

For more information call  410 823-1309 x251.

Suitable for all ages.