Last semester, a group of UMBC public history M.A. students undertook a project to learn about the Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore and how it has responded to gentrification.
The result of their project was a series of historical markers with the theme “Hampden has always been connected to the city of Baltimore.” Now, the students hope to work with local businesses to display the signs. They have presented the panels to the community council and hope to have a meeting with the Merchants Association soon.
Marry Rizzo, who taught the class along with Denise Meringolo, assistant professor of history, wrote about the class for the National Council on Public History’s “Off the Wall” blog. The post appeared February 12 and can be read here.