Monday, May 3, 2010
May 2, Tours Observe Junius B. Booth Sr.'s May Day Birthday
Spirits of Tudor Hall tour guide Joyce Bauer led the 1:00 p.m. tour at Tudor Hall on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon on May 2, 2010.
Lead tour guide Kris Thomson pointed out the window pane in the reception hall that was once thought to contain initials carved into the glass by John Wilkes Booth. This "story" has turned out to be just a "story."
May Day 2010 was the 214th birthday of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. In observation of this important date in the Booth family calendar, the Junius B. Booth Society provided cupcakes and cold drinks to everyone who participated in the tours on May 2nd. The magnolia blossoms came from a tree on the property. You can find information about the Junius B. Booth Society including membership forms and the May 2010 issue of the Booth History Spotlight (newsletter of the society) at: http://juniusbooth.org
Star of Jerusalem (wildflower introduced from Europe) are in full bloom throughout Harford County, including Tudor Hall.