ABSTRACT

On the morning of December 11, 1945, Fiske Kimball, the Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was running late for an important meeting in Washington, DC.1 Kimball arrived about 30 minutes after the start of the Fifth Interim Committee Meeting of the Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments. After the group dealt with two potentially controversial historical designations, Kimball, one of the original Advisory Board’s members, quickly brought up a new topic that was not on the official agenda: “Has anyone said anything about Hampton, Maryland?”2