Teaching with Museum Collections: Virtual Tour
This exhibit and tour highlights family life at home, and on travel in the US and abroad. Visitors can explore the Hampton Mansion and its exquisite decorative arts and furnishings, as well as historic photos and documents that capture over 200 years of life in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Hampton a Revolutionary Place
The American Revolution impacted the Hampton estate and businesses near Baltimore, Maryland in different ways. Through this field trip, students will learn how landowners, paid workers, indentured servants and slaves were affected by the events of the Revolutionary War. In the process of investigating the historic site, students will answer the question, “What impact did the American Revolution have on the lives of people at Hampton?”
Hampton – A Revolutionary Place was created by Michael Curry, Molly Delen, Kenneth Raykovics, and Coralea Tarlton, all teachers in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). The instructional materials and field trip were designed for use with intermediate elementary students. This project was made possible by the Making American History Master Teachers in Baltimore County Program, funded with a grant to Baltimore County Public Schools from the United States Department of Education. The materials were developed in conjunction with graduate course work in elementary history education, given by the Department of History and Center for History Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Resource support was provided by Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service; the Maryland State Archives; and the Maryland Historical Society. The UMBC New Media Studio, UMBC Martha Ross Center for Oral History, and The Education Channel, Baltimore County Public Schools, assisted in the production of the digital media. Click here to learn more about Hampton a Revolutionary Place
From Hampton to New Bedford!
In 1790, Hampton Mansion was the largest private house in the United States today it tells the story of people—enslaved African Americans, indentured servants, industrial and agricultural workers, and owners. How did the residents of Hampton Estate establish, express, and contest power? Hampton Mansion: Power Struggles in Early America