Women’s History Month at Hampton National Historic Site


Hampton National Historic Site acknowledges all American women’s contributions during Women’s History Month. Join us in the Orangery for a soul stirring, inspirational and enlightening tributes to some of the greatest women in the United States’ history.

Frederick Douglass: The Man for Women’s Rights

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2 pm – 3 pm

You know Frederick Douglass as the abolitionist, iconic orator and statesmen. But do you know Douglass the Women ‘s Suffragist? Master Storyteller/actor and former president of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Robert Smith will give a rarely seen portrayal of Douglass in honor of Women’s History Month. Join us in the orangery at Hampton NHS for a history lesson that you will only get outside of the classroom.

“Remember the Ladies:” The Remarkable Women of Hampton,

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2 pm – 3 pm in the Orangery

In honor of Women’s History Month, Hampton National Historic Site Curator Gregory Weidman will present a talk on the lives of the accomplished women of the Ridgely family from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. Whether they were artists, missionaries or horticulturists, enslaved or world travelers, authors or Lieutenants in the Army, their stories cover a fascinating range of American and local history.

“The Mothers of Movements in US History”

Sunday, March 25, 2018 2 pm – 3 pm

Zora Neal Hurston needs inspiration while writing her latest novel. She calls on incredible women from the past and the future to assist her such as: Phillis Wheatley Mahalia Jackson and Maya Angelou. Her good friend, Langston Hughes helps to guide her through the process and gives Zora advise along the way.

Admission and parking are free. Seating is limited and on a “first come, first serve” basis. No reservations will be taken. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website www.nps.gov/hamp or call 410 823-1309 x254. 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286