Spirits of Tudor Hall

Spirits of Tudor Hall Museum and historic home of the Booth family of Shakespearean actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth.
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Tours of the 1st floor of Tudor Hall are offered 2 Sundays of every month between April & November at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Please check our current schedule on our blog for a day that will fit your schedule. http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

On May 10, 1851, #JuniusBrutusBoothSr and #MaryAnnHolmes were officially married after 30 years together living as husba...
05/10/2020

On May 10, 1851, #JuniusBrutusBoothSr and #MaryAnnHolmes were officially married after 30 years together living as husband and wife. The marriage took place on #JohnWilkesBooth’s 13th #birthday.

#JohnWilkesBooth was born today on 5/10/1838 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the ninth of ten children born to his parents ...
05/10/2020

#JohnWilkesBooth was born today on 5/10/1838 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the ninth of ten children born to his parents #JuniusBrutusBooothSr and #MaryAnnHolmes. How this favorite son went on to become one of the most infamous people in American history is a heart-breaking and tragic story that still fascinates people worldwide.

#HappyMothersDay! Photos of #MaryAnnHolmes, wife of #JuniusBrutusBoothSr and the mother of the Booth children including ...
05/10/2020

#HappyMothersDay! Photos of #MaryAnnHolmes, wife of #JuniusBrutusBoothSr and the mother of the Booth children including #EdwinBooth, #JohnWilkesBooth and #AsiaBoothClarke. Asia, wife of stage actor John Sleeper Clarke, was also a mother to several children. Two of their sons, Creston and Wilfred Clarke, would also become stage actors.

Happy Belated Birthday to #JuniusBrutusBoothSr. He was born on May 1, 1796. #EdwinBooth and #JohnWilkesBooth's father wa...
05/08/2020

Happy Belated Birthday to #JuniusBrutusBoothSr. He was born on May 1, 1796. #EdwinBooth and #JohnWilkesBooth's father was a brilliant but troubled actor. He was born in St. Pancras, London, the son of Richard Booth, a lawyer, and Jane Elizabeth Game. He achieved early fame in London theatres rivaling the biggest stars of the day including Edmund Kean.

"The Edwin Booth Company Presents "
05/03/2020

"The Edwin Booth Company Presents "

Hello friends of Edwin! Wednesday, May 6th, 7pm CST, the third in the series of four streamed readings of plays in The Edwin Booth Cycle will be presented on Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's page. It's free to watch, and there is a venmo tip jar for you to support the artists, should you wish.
We have been very fortunate to have many talented readers available for the project, and we have been offering different Edwin's for all of the plays! The Theater RED "repertory" company of performers, many of whom appeared in the live stagings of the plays have also been available, and two weeks ago we had the original "Edwin", Jake Lesh, reprise his role in the very first play "The Edwin Booth Company Presents". We also had the original Edwin from "The Seeds of Banquo" in last Wednesday's presentation.
I hope you will find time to watch May 6th, for "This Prison Where I Live", which dramatizes the assassination attempt on Edwin Booth, at the McVicker Theatre in Chicago.
Please do tune in! And tip your artists!

The Historical Society of Harford County Inc
05/02/2020

The Historical Society of Harford County Inc

Tudor Hall is best known as the home of the Booth family. Built by the Shakespearean actor, Junius Brutus Booth in 1847, the family originally lived in a white washed log cabin that Junius had moved to the site when he originally leased the land in 1824. His lease called for an annual rent of “one cent and one peppercorn…only if lawfully demanded.” Over time the family outgrew the cabin and a new home was planned.

Junius Booth and his second wife, Mary Ann Holmes had ten children, including the famous Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth and the infamous assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Junius died the year after the house was completed returning from a performance tour in California. The house was sold in 1878 by Trustees acting for the family.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
04/29/2020

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Tonight's the night! Tune in at 7pm to see the Live reading of "The Seeds of Banquo"

04/27/2020

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, our May guided tours and special talks at Tudor Hall has been cancelled. For updates regarding future tours and talks please continue to visit this page.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support and interest in Tudor Hall. We hope to see you very soon.

The Garrett farmhouse was torn down many years ago but this is the spot where ‪#JohnWilkesBooth‬ died. Photo courtesy of...
04/27/2020

The Garrett farmhouse was torn down many years ago but this is the spot where ‪#JohnWilkesBooth‬ died. Photo courtesy of Dave Taylor of Boothiebarn.com

#OTD April 26, 1865 in the early morning hours, #JohnWilkesBooth died on the front porch of the Garrett farmhouse. The f...
04/27/2020

#OTD April 26, 1865 in the early morning hours, #JohnWilkesBooth died on the front porch of the Garrett farmhouse. The farm was located near Port Royal, Virginia. His last words were “Useless, Useless”.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
04/15/2020

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

About this time 155 years ago, Booth and Herold left the Mudd farm down the same swamp road that many of you have enjoyed with us over the last few years!

#OnThisDay, April 14, 1865, #JohnWilkesBooth fired a single shot at point-blank range against the back of #PresidentLinc...
04/15/2020

#OnThisDay, April 14, 1865, #JohnWilkesBooth fired a single shot at point-blank range against the back of #PresidentLincoln’s head at Ford's Theatre.

The Edwin Booth Trilogy by Angela Iannone
04/07/2020

The Edwin Booth Trilogy by Angela Iannone

We are extremely excited to announce the first of the Covid-19 streamed readings of "The Edwin Booth Plays"! Please visit Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's page, and LIKE them to get access to the streamed readings! We have a stellar company of performers, and there will be a tip jar so you may support the artists! The readings will begin at 7pm Central Standard Time so if you are outside of the central time zone, adjust your tune-in time! You don't want to miss this!

The Edwin Booth Trilogy by Angela Iannone
04/05/2020

The Edwin Booth Trilogy by Angela Iannone

Hello my friends! I would like to announce that all four of the current plays in "The Edwin Booth Play Cycle" will be streamed on facebook over the next month! To access the readings, please visit The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's page, and like their page. You will receive notifications on the dates and times of the readings, and have access to the "tip jar" where you may make online donations to support the readers. All readings will take place at 7pm CST, so if you are in another time zone, you'll want to make sure to coordinate your schedule!
We are obviously very excited to be able to share the entire current cycle of plays, and extremely excited about the talent recruited to bring the readings to you!
The first reading is "The Edwin Booth Company Presents" and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 22nd, so make sure you visit Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's page before then, and LIKE it!

EdwinBooth ❤️🎭The Players #hamlet #shakespeare #stageactor #shakepeareanactors #19thcentury
04/01/2020

EdwinBooth ❤️🎭
The Players #hamlet #shakespeare #stageactor #shakepeareanactors #19thcentury

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo
03/27/2020

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo

03/27/2020

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, both the April 5 and 19 scheduled tours and special talks at Tudor Hall has been cancelled. For updates regarding future tours and talks please continue to visit this page.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support and interest in Tudor Hall. We hope to see you very soon.

#edwinbooth #booththeatre #hamlet #shakespeare #stageactor #shakepeareanactors #19thcentury
03/25/2020

#edwinbooth #booththeatre #hamlet #shakespeare #stageactor #shakepeareanactors #19thcentury

JOHN WILKES BOOTH’S FAMILY ON NORTH EXETER STREEThttps://ghostsofbaltimore.org/2013/09/12/john-wilkes-booths-family-nort...
03/21/2020
John Wilkes Booth's Family on North Exeter Street | Ghosts of Baltimore

JOHN WILKES BOOTH’S FAMILY ON NORTH EXETER STREET

https://ghostsofbaltimore.org/2013/09/12/john-wilkes-booths-family-north-exeter-street/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=twitter-recycle-20200321&utm_content=John+Wilkes+Booth%E2%80%99s+Family+on+North+Exeter+Street

We came across a great find in the 1850 U.S. Census. John Wilkes Booth's famous acting family lived in Baltimore, splitting time there with their home in Bel Air. John's father Junius, was a noted actor (listed below as a trajedian) from England who had an extramarital affair with  ...

University of Wyoming Foundation
03/19/2020

University of Wyoming Foundation

TODAY IN WY HISTORY: In 1886, Edwin Booth (at right in photo), brother of John Wilkes Booth (left), appeared as Hamlet in a Cheyenne production of Hamlet. (middle: Junius Booth) #SupportWyo

03/18/2020

In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, the April 5, 2020 scheduled tour and special talk at Tudor Hall has been cancelled.

For updates regarding future tours and talks please continue to visit this page and our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/SpiritsTH

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support and interest in Tudor Hall. We hope to see you very soon.

Please stay safe! 6 steps to take to prevent the spread of #Coronavirus.
03/17/2020

Please stay safe! 6 steps to take to prevent the spread of #Coronavirus.

“Beware the Ides of March!” This spooky line from ‪#Shakespeare‬’s Julius Caesar was uttered by ‪#EdwinBooth‬ on stage. ...
03/17/2020

“Beware the Ides of March!” This spooky line from ‪#Shakespeare‬’s Julius Caesar was uttered by ‪#EdwinBooth‬ on stage.

#JohnWilkesBooth, #EdwinBooth and ‬‪#JuniusBrutusBoothJr as they appeared for their performance of #JuliusCaesar to raise funds for the #Shakespeare statue that still stands in New York’s #CentralPark.‬

Can you find #JuniusBrutusBoothSr, #JohnWilkesBooth #JohnSleeperClarke and #EdwinBooth on this carte de visite? #shakesp...
03/16/2020

Can you find #JuniusBrutusBoothSr, #JohnWilkesBooth #JohnSleeperClarke and #EdwinBooth on this carte de visite? #shakespeare #shakespeareanactors #actors #belairmd

#MaryDevlinBooth, first wife of #EdwinBooth, (the foremost American #shakespearean #actor of the #19thcentury) died on F...
02/28/2020

#MaryDevlinBooth, first wife of #EdwinBooth, (the foremost American #shakespearean #actor of the #19thcentury) died on February 21, 1863. She is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. #EdwinBooth, who died in 1893, is buried beside her and their daughter and her family share the plot.

Throughout his life, America's last great tragedian was afflicted with melancholia--not without reason. #MaryDevlinBooth, the woman he most loved, died of pneumonia in, two years after he married her. Booth forever blamed himself for having been too drunk to open the telegrams which said she was dying and urged his prompt return.

#MaryDevlinBooth was an #actress in her own right, and in "The Letters and Notebooks of Mary Devlin Booth" she details her passion for her own career as well as her early relationship, courtship and marriage to Booth. The letters and notebooks provide an interesting glimpse of theater life in the 1850's and 60's, with comments on Edwin Booth's roles and reviews and thus make it all the more tragic that she died so young. Edwin Booth was married to Mary from 1860 to 1863, the year of her death. He and Mary had one daughter, Edwina, born in 1861.

Brutus at Grover's Theatre2/26/1864: President and Mrs. Lincoln visited Grover's Theatre for performance by #EdwinBooth ...
02/28/2020

Brutus at Grover's Theatre
2/26/1864: President and Mrs. Lincoln visited Grover's Theatre for performance by #EdwinBooth in the title role in John Howard Payne's Brutus.

Washington Chronicle, 26 February 1864; Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 25 Feb. 1864, 3:6.

Laurie Verge, Director of the Surratt Museum in Clinton, Maryland sadly passed away. She was involved with the Surratt M...
02/26/2020

Laurie Verge, Director of the Surratt Museum in Clinton, Maryland sadly passed away. She was involved with the Surratt Museum at it's conception in 1976. She was also a supporter/cheerleader of #TudorHall and a great help over the years. She helped and assisted countless researchers and historians over the years concerning the #LincolnAssassination. She will be greatly missed.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Surratt House Museum's long-time director and most passionate advocate, "Laurie" Verge. Her dedication, fiery personality, and wry smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

#JohnWilkesBooth knew Tremont Street well - and so did the man who killed him.
02/18/2020
John Wilkes Booth knew Tremont Street well - and so did the man who killed him

#JohnWilkesBooth knew Tremont Street well - and so did the man who killed him.

Before he became Abe Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a well known actor who so liked performing in Boston - at the Boston Museum theater on Tremont Street, next to the King's Chapel Burying Ground - that he bought a parcel on Commonwealth Avenue in the newly emerging Back Bay to build a ho...

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
02/17/2020
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

The 2020 season for the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum will open on Saturday March 28, 2020. We will be open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday through mid-November. The only tour day we will be closed will be Easter Sunday. Our hours of operation will remain 11-4 Wednesdays and Saturdays and Noon-4 Sundays. We will continue to offer the "Tracking an Assassin" walking tour of the escape route. [ 105 more words ]
http://drmudd.org/2020/02/16/the-2020-season-is-almost-upon-us/

A free #PlayersFoundation reading of a new play about #EdwinBooth on Wednesday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hal...
02/14/2020

A free #PlayersFoundation reading of a new play about #EdwinBooth on Wednesday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall of @theplayersny located at 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003.

If you’re in the #newyorkcity area, check out this professional reading of an exciting new play about #EdwinBooth by Charlotte Smart developed from research in the archival holdings of The Players Foundation, and directed by Cyndy A. Marion. The free reading will be on Wednesday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall of The Players
located at 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003. The event is free and open to the public. The dress code for The Players is business casual. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Raymond Wemmlinger, Curator and Librarian, at [email protected] or calling 212-228-1861.

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17 Tudor Lane
Bel Air, MD
21015

General information

About Tudor Hall – Tudor Hall is a Gothic Revival cottage located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, Maryland. Tudor Hall was built in the early 1850s as the dream home of Shakespearian actor Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and his wife Mary Ann. Many of the ten Booth children, including Edwin and John Wilkes, were born in a log house that once existed on the property. Harford County purchased Tudor Hall in 2006. Tudor Hall 17 Tudor Lane Bel Air, MD 21015 Tel: 443-619-0008 Email: [email protected] Website: http://juniusbrutusbooth.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiritsTH About the Junius B. Booth Society, Inc. – The story of the Maryland Booths and Tudor Hall is fascinating, and the Junius B. Booth Society (JBBS) has an active part in keeping this chapter of our history alive. The Society was incorporated in Maryland in 2006 to educate the public and historians about the history of the Booth family and Tudor Hall, and developed Spirits of Tudor Hall─the tour guide program at Tudor Hall that opens the house for public tours on a regular basis. JBBS is working with Harford county government to turn Tudor Hall into a museum. JBBS also supports the education of the public in: the theatrical arts; other Booth family historical sites in Harford County; the history of owners, slaves, farmers, craftsmen, and others connected to the Tudor Hall farm and Booth related literary works. JBBS also supports the Historical Society of Harford County where Booth related documents and images in their collection are made available to researchers. Mailing address: Junius B. Booth Society 2223 Kentucky Avenue Baltimore, MD 21213 Website: http://juniusbrutusbooth.org/

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Tudor Hall is a Gothic Revival cottage located at 17 Tudor Lane in Bel Air, Maryland. It was built in the early 1850’s as the dream home of Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and his wife Mary Ann. Many of the ten Booth children, including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth (who would later assassinate President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865), were born in a log house that once existed on the property.

Tours of the 1st floor of Tudor Hall are offered 2 Sundays of every month between April and November at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. $5.00 cash for those ages 13 and older. Please obey the speed limit on Tudor Lane and the Tudor Hall property when visiting. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email at [email protected]. Please check our current schedule on our blog for a day that will fit your schedule at http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/.

Directions:

From the South: Take I-95 to Exit 80 (Rt. 543/Churchville). Turn left off exit onto Rt. 543 and travel approximately 5.5 miles to Churchville Road (Rt. 22). Turn right at traffic light onto Churchville Rd. Travel for .6 miles to Tudor Lane on your left. (Directions continue below)

From the North: Take I-95 to Exit 85 (Rt. 22/ Churchville). Turn right off exit onto Churchville Rd. (Rt. 22) and travel for approximately 7 miles to Tudor Lane on your right. (Directions continue below)

From the West - Interstate 83: Leave I-83 at exit 36. Follow Rt. 439 eastward approximately 7 miles to Rt. 23. Turn right on Rt. 23 and travel approximately 5 miles into Jarrettsville. Rt. 23 turns right at the light in Jarrettsville and turns left approximately 1.2 miles further south at the next traffic light. Continue on Rt. 23 until it intersects with Rockspring Rd. (Rt. 24). Turn right and follow Rockspring Rd. to Moores Mill Rd. Turn left at traffic light onto Moores Mill Road and travel approximately 2 miles to Churchville Rd. (Rt. 22). Turn left at traffic light onto Churchville Rd. and travel approximately 1.2 miles to Tudor Lane on your left. Tudor Lane is directly across from F&L Jewelers (small white house). Follow Tudor Lane to the end, pass through the stone gates, and continue to the end of the driveway to Tudor Hall. Please Travel Very Slowly on Tudor Lane! Children at Play.

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I hope any interested in the fascinating history of the Booth family will join me for Booth's Ghost Benefit April 24th - May 3rd at 9pm for online screenings of the previously recorded Booth's Ghost at Minneapolis' Ritz Theatre in 2019. Here's a 2 Minute Trailer.
Picked this up today at Mildred & Company in Port Deposit. So excited!!
And this is Daniel Riker as Asa Trenchard in New Old Theater's production of Our American Cousin
Joseph Jefferson
Getting ready for one crazy road trip! Round one, hoping to see Wrigley Field and enjoy a cubs game!
I do a private literacy campaign, a Maryland Confederate Civil War Display is now in the Western Maryland Room in the Hagerstown Library, it is there thru July & Aug. Display HOURS Tue.1-9, Wed,Thur & Fri 10-5 Sat 10-2 100+ CDV's Westminster Sept & Oct: Towson Library 3rd floor 7 cases in Nov & Dec Lexington Park Jan & Feb: Bel Air Library Mar.19
Does anyone know if Elizabeth Barton Booth had any children? Does anyone know the exact date she died (otherthan March 1994)?
Hi guys! Finally back on stage a project that I completed with a great SOLD OUT many years ago (6 years ago) and I never repeated… until today…! I work again on it cause I received (during these years) many request for this piece, in this forum and in the Booth historic fans community. This isn’t a normal prop… this is a true historic relique. I works hard with the administrator of Boothiebarn and the Surrat House Museum that help me to have the ORIGINAL SCANS of ALL PAGES of the original Booth’s Diary at Ford’s Theatre. I rework all scans and replicated everything in the diary, included secret cutted pages inside (that noone know how and where some pages is cut). Actually a copy of my diary have a special display in the Surrat House Museum and another copy was used for a REAL TV Documentary dedicated to John Wilkes Booth, these are some screenshot that show you my diary in the show (attached on comments) If you want to see it, this is link: https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/how-john-wilkes-booth-deceived-his-abolitionist-fiancee/37789 Documentary is really nice So… this will not be only a prop for one of my best blockbuster movie, National Treasure 2, but this is a true historic piece that you can show to anyone like a perfect copy of the original Diary with the REAL BOOTH’S HANDWRITTING. Talking about the cover, I could tell you that is a work of art itself. Very hard to made, too much complex in every details. First of all, burn the line on the red leather is one thing that proove your patience very much, eheheheh. I also improved covers compared to my last run made years ago! First of all I found a MUCH MORE SOFT leather that allow you to take in your hands and move like a real centenary piece! The two little pockets (postage and tickets) are now real and not only for display (check pics9B. You can use it like a real pocket (in my first version It was sewn so not possible to open). Another thing that I always tried to do with my last covers (but never arrived to do it cause skills was different years ago) is to put a magnet inside the black rear leather. This allow you to close book with the piece of metal near the pocket! For sure it allow you to close cover WITH NO diary inside cause I can't use a strong magnet on it. So this will be a cool thing only if you buy a cover with no book, otherwise you can't use this magnet So these are improved parts compared to my old cover: - Different leather used! Highest quality and very VERY SOFT - Magnet inside black leather - Accurate piece of brass in the outer part of diary - REAL pockets (postage and tickets If you want to read a review of my old version of the John Wilkes Booth’s Diary, you can go in this link and read what people think of it https://boothiebarn.com/2013/04/30/i-have-a-booth-diary/ You can contact me for all details. Limited number available
Worth a visit. More Booth/Lincoln history than just John and Abe.
I should have looked further down the Facebook posts. See the tour beings at 1 PM Sunday August 20th.
What time does the Tudor Hall house tour start on Sunday August 20th? My husband Dean left a voice mail message today and he is interested in taking the tour. He attempted to send an email message, but it may have not gone through? Thanks so much and have a good day!
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