Last semester, students in UMBC’s graduate course “Practicum in Public History” developed a project about the history of Hampden. They culled through various oral histories, spoke with residents and performed research in local libraries to develop placards giving thumbnail sketches on the neighborhood’s history.
Even though the class is over, the students want to share what they learned with the community, they told North Baltimore Patch.com. They are hoping to post the placards they developed at some local businesses for residents to comment on the work they’ve produced. Once the community has provided comments, the students plan to look for grant money to build permanent signs and place them in the neighborhood.
The story, “UMBC Grad Students to Spread Hampden’s History,” appeared on Patch.com on February 1.