Subject: Hampton Highlights - June 2015
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Hampton Highlights - June 2015

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Much has been happening at Hampton the past few months. Highlights include: a performance by Anita Avery on the historic piano forte; the Women's Committee of HHI hosting another lovely annual Spring Luncheon; Ducking Dog Day, which was a big hit for kids and adults; National Park Week and the grand opening of the Visitor Contact Station; the 3rd Annual Student/Teacher Art Exhibition; a car rally with the Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club of America; and the return of Magical Strings providing a workshop in the Orangery and a performance of Celtic music in the Great Hall. In addition, Hampton's grounds are now even more beautiful thanks to the efforts of our Resource Management team, garden volunteers, and members of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland District III, who have "adopted" Hampton's historic urns and filled them with flowering annuals. The parterres are blooming, the weather is welcoming, and we invite you all to come to Hampton to enjoy a stroll through the grounds, or partake of a tour or special program with the Interpretive team. Thanks to all for your interest and efforts on behalf of this national treasure!

For images from many of these events, visit the gallery of our wonderful VIP volunteer photographer, Tim Ervin:

For more terrific images of Ducking Dog Day taken by Steve Ruark of The Towson Times/Baltimore Sun:

For images of the car rally, taken by the Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club of America:

For the garden URN project:
CLICK HERE to find out how Hampton's Resource Management Team prepared the historic urns for the launch of The URN Project...
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, we invite and encourage you to...
Hampton National Historic Site
535 Hampton Lane, Towso
n MD 21286

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Events are subject to change; new events are being added.

Please check Events Calendar or call the Visitors' Center to verify:
410-823-1309, x-251

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.

Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White: June 7 & July 5, 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.

Cooking Up the Past: June 14, 2015, at 1:30pm, Orangery. Join food historian Joyce White for an interactive experience with recipes from the 19th century, or earlier. Historical equipment will be used to churn and wash butter, grind spices, and whip eggs, and you will learn how to flavor foods in unusual ways.

On The Hampton Plantation: Overseer’s House, Slave Quarters and Farm Tour: June 28 and July 26, 2015, at 2pm. Dressed in period attire, Ranger Anokwale will guide visitors through several historic structures and give voice to the enslaved African Americans who helped to make the Ridgelys’ lavish lifestyle possible.

Floorcloth Workshops: July 17 & July 18, 2015, 9am-4pm, Orangery. Floorcloths, important furnishings in the 18th and 19th centuries, are now used to decorate homes with personal style. Artist Elizabeth Cockey will provide a brief discussion about their history, and instruction on making your own. Work with a 2’ x 3’ mid-weight canvas, stencils and acrylic paint to create a piece you will treasure. Bring your own design, or choose one provided. Cost: $150, includes all materials. For details/reservations please contact Carol Whitman:


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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:
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. 
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