Banneker School Foundation and Historic Site

Banneker School
Restoration Project

MasterPlan

Our restoration efforts are explained in the Comprehensive Site Plan. Thank you for our community support and the ambassadors who are helping to make it all possible!

About the School

Given the size of the original Banneker School, it is hard to imagine many students occupying it. It is documented that in 1902 bids were sought for the construction of a new, larger educational facility. It is uncertain when the original Banneker School ceased to operate, but it is believed to be circa 1905.
The school was named for Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), an African American who sought after knowledge in many areas, as well as fought for the freedom of his race. He was an extremely intelligent individual, most notably teaching himself about astronomy and producing several publications on the subject.

Upcoming Events

Event Details

September 10, 2022​

Soft-launch of Brick-By- Brick Capital Campaign. Join us in Parkville to take a walking tour of downtown Parkville that will end at the Bruce R. Watkins Park for a soft-launch celebration of the Brick-by-Brick Capital Campaign.

November 9-12, 2022​

Official Capital Campaign Kickoff. Join us for events related to Benjamin Banneker and the Banneker School’s history. A brunch and silent auction are scheduled for November 12, 2022.

February 27, 2023​

Fundraising breakfast at Park University

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The Restoration Work

The history of such a small structure could not be bigger than its physical form. Construction for the original Banneker School commenced in 1885.

Learn more about how you can help continue the amazing restoration work for generations to come.

Founding
Partners

Brick by Brick - Building a Legacy

Reclaiming Our Past Restoring Our Future One Brick at a Time

Become a member to support the project and view our upcoming events! 

Banneker School has deep roots in Parkville and we aim to preserve and celebrate that history.

Download the Parkville app to explore downtown through their Guided Walking Tours. Get to know the rich history of Parkville and discover places to shop, dine, or play!