Arts & Culture Organizations
Bloomin' Artists is a weekend long fundraising event that happens every two years, and supports the Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation in it's mandate to promote the legacy of Hampton born John Peters Humphrey, the original author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. All works are on display and sold at the event by silent auction at the end of each day.
The next Bloomin' Artists will take place in July 2017.
For more information call Kathy Hooper at 832-5255.
Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation
The Foundation Members' mission is to provide an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; to provide a venue to learn about Humphrey and his work; and to educate people about human rights issues.Website: humphreyhampton.org/main.html
John Peters Humphrey was born in the Village of Hampton on April 30th 1905. His father died while John was just an infant. When he was six, he suffered serious burns as the result of an accident, which led to the amputation of his left arm. He attended Hampton Consolidated School until his mother died when he was eleven years old.
Perhaps his painful childhood was the inspiration for his lifelong compassion for his fellow man. After establishing a career at the McGill Faculty of Law, in 1946 John was appointed the first Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division.
In 1947 he was asked by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, to compose what was to become the original draft of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The final version was adopted by the United Nations on December 10th 1948, and Eleanor Roosevelt stated that the Universal Declaration might well become known as "a Magna Carta for all of Mankind".
Today, it remains the world's most important document on human rights.
Go to the John Peters Humphrey Foundation Website for further information.
Hooper Studios and Gallery
Art at Hooper Studios is a unique centre for creative learning and artistic expressing offering workshops and classes throughout the year. Instructors, representing a broad range of expertise, offer their knowledge and guidance for participants who want to discover or renew their creative side and develop their artistic skills.177 Kennebecasis River Road, Hampton
Above the studio, they have a gallery for exhibitions of work by Kathy, John and Sue Hooper and occasionally, other artists. The Gallery is open by chance or appointment.
Kings County Museum (Kings Co. Historical Society & Archival Society)
The Kings County Museum is located in the lower level of the Centennial Building (pictured here) and is operated by the Kings County Historical and Archival Society. It is open to the public and houses an extensive collection of artifacts related to past life in Kings County and elsewhere. Main exhibits are located in the Centennial Building with further displays in the Gaol (pronounced jail) next door. The Museum also provides genealogy services.27 Centennial Rd (lower level) Hampton
Open June 15th to September 30th for visitors, but staff will respond to telephone, mail or email inquiries year-round.
Leah McGowan Theatre
Located in Hampton Middle School. Open to the public for many different forms of entertainment.11 School St., Hampton
Vivien Myles Fowler Library
The library offers an excellent collection of children's books, a unique selection of historical collections, biographies and stories on past wars. There is also a nice selection of autobiographies, mystery, murder, and science fiction.17 Centennial Rd, Hampton
Summer Hours: (July 1 - August 31)
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday evening 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.