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Benjamin Banneker's Clock...How Did He Do It?

Benjamin Banneker was born a free man in Maryland on November 9, 1731, and lived as a land-owning farmer of modest means. So, how did Benjamin Banneker become a historical figure? 179 more words

Banneker, the Abolitionist!

In yesterday’s post, we learned more about Banneker’s Almanac. Even more exciting is the fact that he used his notoriety as the publisher of an Almanac to advocate for American slaves! 373 more words

Invent Like A Gal Shirts & Mugs

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Invent like a gal with this series of great items designed by Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy. Three shirt styles available, each in 3 colors to choose from. 97 more words

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Habits of Successful People

October’s GRIN (Grand Rapids Inventor’s Network) meeting was on the habits of successful people and in general how to build habits. The group of people that come to these meetings are trying to do something bigger than themselves whether it is an invention or if its building a business. 1,030 more words


Benjamin Banneker Facts

  • Benjamin Bannker was born on November 9, 1731, and died on October 9, 1806.
  • He was a self-taught, free-born African-American. In short, Banneker was never a slave.
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Our Community Celebrates Benjamin Banneker Week!

Each year, during the week of November 9th, Americans celebrate “Benjamin Banneker Week” to honor the contributions of this great mathematician. For many students, mathematics is viewed as a faceless, and sometimes meaningless, subject, but learning more about the men and women who have shaped mathematics can inspire generations. 316 more words

November Cross Stitch Meetup

Join us, November 14, for some cross stitch fun! We’ve got a new pattern for #G3InventorsMonth! It’s snarky as our gals like.

We’ll have full kits available for a $5 donation to Gal’s Guide. 85 more words