ZOOM Benjamin Banneker Clockmaker

ZOOM Benjamin Banneker Clockmaker
New England Chapter 8 ZOOM Meeting Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:30 PM EST 

Mary Jane Dapkus will present a talk on Benjamin Banneker, Early African American Astronomer, Philomath, and Clockmaker

Much misinformation about Banneker's life and work has appeared in print. In her talk, Mary Jane Dapkus will attempt to dispel some of it and to trace what is known about Banneker's extraordinary journey from tobacco farmer to astronomer, almanac maker, and surveyor who earned the respect of some of Colonial America's greatest scientific minds. She will also attempt to describe the one and only clock known to have been produced by Banneker.

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Mary Jane Dapkus enjoyed a career as an analyst in the environmental science field before serving briefly as curator of the American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM) in Bristol, CT. An independent history researcher specializing in early American clockmaking, her articles have appeared in the NAWCC's Clock & Watch Bulletin, the Cog Counters' Journal, and in the ACWM;'s Timepiece Journal, of which she also serves as editor. Together with the late Snowden Taylor, she is co-author of the book Antebellum Shelf Clock Making in Farmington and Unionville Villages, CT (NAWCC, 2019). Her latest book, Joseph Ives (1782-1862) and the Looking Glass Clock (ACWM 2020), is now available, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the ACWM. (For further information, or to obtain a copy, please phone the Museum at 860-583-6070, or email: info@clockmuseum.org). 
1/20/2021 7:30 PM - 1/21/2021 7:30 PM

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