Storytelling at Hampton Mansion Kids today might curl...

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March 07, 2002|By Lori Sears

Storytelling at Hampton Mansion

Kids today might curl up with a Harry Potter book, a Goosebumps tale or maybe something from the Arthur series. And parents may lull their younger set to sleep with a Dr. Seuss book or a Curious George story. Times have changed indeed. Back in the day when the Hampton Mansion was occupied - from 1790 to 1948 - children were occupied by hearing stories of Homer, Shakespeare and Dickens. Sunday, visitors to Hampton Mansion will hear a variety of tales that the children who lived in Hampton may have heard. Storyteller Meliss Bunce shares stories with children ages 7 and older. Also, visitors can take tours of the mansion and learn more about the daily life, work force and furnishings of the historic Georgian mansion.

The storytelling event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hampton National Historic Site (mansion), 535 Hampton Lane, Towson. Free. Tours are $5. Call 410-823-1309.

Musical `Snow White'

Who's the fairest of them all? Naturally it's Snow White. The Baltimore Children's Theatre presents the play Snow White with original music Saturday and March 23 at Slayton House and April 7 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The production features special effects and pre-show and post-show activities. Local children star in the show along with professional adult actors. Christiana Younger stars as Snow White. Ed Higgins stars as Prince William. Katie Hale plays the Queen. Fred Grant is the Mirror. Mark Andrew Beachy wrote the music and lyrics and produces and directs the show.

"Snow White" will be presented at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and March 23 at Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, and at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. April 7 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. $10; $8 in advance. Call 410-203-1757.

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