Baltimore School for the Arts has found their park!
Presenting in February 2016:What happens when you visit a National Park and people from the past reach out and talk to you? What does it feel like to hold the 170 year old diary of a girl exactly your own age? Did you realize that 150 years ago enslaved people spent their lives working in your own neighborhood? Baltimore School for the Arts theater students explore these questions in “Finding the Story: Confronting the Past,” three short plays about Hampton. Partnering with the National Park Service and Historic Hampton, Inc., students are now developing 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. Stay tuned for more details of this free public performance to be presented at Hampton NHS on February 20, 2016 (snow date Feb. 27)...
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...
On The Hampton Plantation: Overseer’s House, Slave Quarters and Farm Tour:November 1 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.
How to Host an Afternoon Tea:Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2pm: Hosting an Afternoon Tea party is a wonderful tradition, as well as a way to celebrate with friends and family. From creating your guest list to setting the table and serving the tea, Janet Meyers and Erin Bradley from Tea by Two in Bel Air will share tips on how to bring the elegance of tea to your own home. You will receive recipes, decorating ideas and tea brewing instructions, as well as make ahead tips for effortless entertaining.
Program made possible with support from Maryland Humanities Council.
Seating in the Orangery is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Free Admission (no reservations taken). Wheel chair accessible. For more information call 410 823-1309 x208 or visit www.nps.gov/hamp
Wine & Dine:Friday,November 13
Please join the
Women's Committee of Historic Hampton, Inc.
as they host this annual event,
featuring gourmet dining
and fine wines
Event will take place at the
at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Complimentary valet parking.
Net proceeds benefit projects at
Hampton National Historic Site.
Servitude at Hampton: In Black and White:November 22 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.
Holidays at Hampton: December 12 & 13
A MESSAGE FROM RANGER VINCE: Calling all Volunteers! Docents needed during Yuletide festivities. No experience required - just a love of history and Hampton! We need people to staff each room in the Mansion. Scripts provided. Four-hour shifts: Saturday/day, Saturday/evening, Sunday/day. Other volunteer opportunities may be available. Please email: Vince_Vaise@nps.gov and help us to make this happen. Thanks!
Events will include:
US Slave Song Project
Saturday, December 12, 2 pm, Overseer's House at the farm
A Sunday of Silhouettes at Hampton
Sunday, December 13 at 1 pm in Overseer's House at the farm
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.