Baltimore School for the Arts has found their park!
February 20th at 2pm:“Finding the Story: Confronting the Past,”
What happens when you visit a National Park and people from the past reach out and talk to you? Baltimore School for the Arts explores this concept in three short plays about Hampton - Historic Preservation, Voices, and The Gardens. Partnering with the National Park Service and Historic Hampton, Inc., BSA's Sophomore Acting and Stage Production Ensembles, in cooperation with the BSA Theater Dept., developed a production based on actual documents about the people who lived and worked at the historic plantation. The stories they tell take us back in time to periods in American history we thought we knew about. But there are surprises in store! Uncovering relationships of the past, we begin to understand what is still with us today. As we celebrate the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service, it is the perfect time to look at what we have chosen to preserve, and how much we can still discover when we look with the eyes of the next generation. Snow date: Saturday, February 27th.
PLEASE NOTE WINTER SCHEDULE:
MANSION & FARMHOUSE:
CLOSED THROUGH FEBRUARY 12, 2016. Reopening for tours Saturdays/Sundays beginning February 13.
VISITOR CONTACT STATION:
Currently open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm, to provide park orientation.
Open daily from dawn to dusk.
Open daily in Orangery and Dovecote/Garage at farm.
NPS seeking Public Garden Student Intern:
Schedule May into August (approximately 10-12 weeks)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 to noon
Help plant and care for annuals in historic parterre gardens. Intern will be trained by National Park Service horticultural staff and expected to work independently once skills are established. Tasks include planting, mulching, watering, pinching and weeding by hand. Learning opportunities include practicing woody plant identification, reviewing basic landscape history of the site and observing integrated pest management practices, including pest identification.
Enrolled in an academic institution with coursework in or related to horticulture, botany, ecology or natural resource management.
Ability to work under difficult conditions, specifically: heat, sun exposure, pollen and occasionally, gnats. The experience also includes long periods of stooping and a solitary work environment.
Send resume and cover letter describing your interest in horticulture and any pertinent experience to:
Brooke Derr, Horticulturist firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampton National Historic Site
535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
Welcome to The Gallery of the Hampton Arts Initiative!
The images, below, were produced by local artist Sarah Deacon, and inspired by the beauty of Hampton National Historic Site. These are a sampling of art works that are for sale through the Hampton Arts Initiative, where proceeds directly benefit the artists and artistic endeavors at the site.For more information, please visit The Gallery.
Painting with Paul!
Baltimore County Artist Educators, below, had a wonderful time painting with Paul Moscatt, Hampton's Artist in Residence. They are busy honing their skills as they prepare for the4th Annual Student/Teacher Art Exhibition, to be held in Hampton's Orangery on Sunday, April 24 at 2pm. If you are a local art teacher, or know of a student artist who would like to exhibit a work inspired by the beauty of Hampton NHS, please click here for all details on HHI's website.
ATTENTION ALL 4TH GRADERS!! Get your free pass to visit all public lands and waters! The National Park Foundation is proud to support the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park, which aims to connect all fourth graders and three adult guests to America's national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more, for FREE! Fourth grade students, educators, and parents: visit www.everykidinapark.gov to get details and access your official pass.
Upcoming programs and events...
Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White:February 13 and March 20 at 2pm.
Experience through an enslaved woman's eyes the “peculiar institution” that fueled the United States’ economic engine and helped to make vast plantations, such as Hampton, possible. Dressed in period attire, Ranger Anokwale will take you on a 90-minute journey through the mansion, ice house, and octagon house foundation.
Finding the Story: Confronting the PastFebruary 20 at 2pm.
Harriet Tubman Visits Hampton: February 21 at 2pm.
Please join master storyteller Janice Curtis Greene in Hampton's Orangery as she brings Harriet Tubman to life, recalling her early years at the Brodas Plantation, the horrors of slavery, her escape, and her involvement with the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Free to attend; first come, first served.
On The Hampton Plantation: Overseer’s House, Slave Quarters and Farm Tour:February 28 at 2pm.Dressed in period attire, Ranger Anokwale will guide visitors on a 90-minute tour through Hampton's slave quarters, overseer's house and dairy while giving voice to the enslaved African Americans who helped to make the Ridgelys’ lavish lifestyle possible.
It's Easy to Cook with Tea: Sunday, March 13 at 2pm.You drink tea, but there is so much more to tea! Join us in the Orangery to learn more about the benefits of tea. Janet Meyers and Erin Bradley from Tea by Two in Bel Air, MD will demonstrate how easy it is to cook with tea. From breakfast to dessert, learn and sample how you can drink your tea and eat it too! Seating in Orangery is limited. Free admission, no reservations. Wheel chair accessible. More info: 410-823-1309 x254; www.nps.gov/hamp
Pictured above: Hampton's Veilleuse was made in Paris in the decades just before the American Civil War. It was designed to keep a small pot of tea or other beverage warm on a nightstand. The cylindrical stand that supports the teapot was meant to contain a small burner to keep the pot warm. The name veilleuse comes from the French for “nightlight” because the stand would glow when the burner inside was lit.Why not stop by Hampton for a visit, and you can see the veilleuse on display in the Guest Bedchamber?
Forgotten Warriors: Maryland’s Black Regiments During the Civil War: Sunday, April 10 at 2pm. African Americans have fought in every American war, yet little has been written about these men of valor. Join Charles Harley, a Civil War Reenactor with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, B Company, Washington, DC, in the Orangery for an enlightening and exciting discussion about these unsung heroes of the Civil War. Learn about specific individuals who served in Maryland regiments, several of whom earned Medals of Honor, and the process in which the enslaved became soldiers. Admission is free. Seating is limited. For more info: 410-823-1309 x254; www.nps.gov/hamp
Spring Luncheon:Wednesday, April 13 at 10am. Please join the Women's Committee of HHI for this popular annual event. This will take place at the Engineers Club at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion: 6 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map). Event includes complimentary valet parking, silent auction, and cash bar. Net proceeds benefit projects at Hampton National Historic Site. For more details and to purchase tickets, please call Nancy Smith, Chair: 410-665-8133
Events are subject to change; new events are being added.
Please check Events Calendar or call the Visitors' Center to verify:
Unless otherwise noted, events are free to attend.
Visitor Contact Station, Mansion, select outbuildings open Thursday - Sunday. The Mansion's first floor and the Orangery are handicap-accessible. Grounds open daily from dawn to dusk for pedestrians;
motor vehicles allowed from 8:30am to 5pm.
Programs are brought to you by
the National Park Service at Hampton National Historic Site and Historic Hampton, Inc.,
with support from the many friends of Hampton, including:
You'll find a unique selection of Hampton merchandise at Eastern National's outlet in the Visitor Contact Station. Proceeds support the site.
In addition, we are grateful that many of this year's programs
are made possible by a generous grant from
the Maryland Humanities Council,
through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed
do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities
or the Maryland Humanities Council.