Monday, May 10, 2010

John Wilkes Booth Born May 10, 1838

This oil portrait of John Wilkes Booth by David Fried was donated to Harford County and Tudor Hall by the artist. Several other artworks by Mr. Fried are also displayed at Tudor Hall.

John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838, in the two-story log house on the Booth farm in Harford County, Maryland. His parents were Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and Mary Ann Holmes Booth. He was the ninth of ten children born to his parents. 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 world wide.

Tudor Hall Roof Replacement Project Receives Historic Preservation Award on May 7, 2010

Left to right: Tony Townley (Project Manager) and Ken Blomquist (President) Decker Contracting of Elkton, Maryland; Arden McClune (Director, Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation); Bill McKean (Project Manager, Harford County Department of Public Works); James Chrismer (Chair, Harford County Historic Preservation Commission).

Decker Contracting of Elkton, Maryland, and the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation received a 2010 Preservation Project Award for the Tudor Hall Roof Replacement Project during the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission's 15th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Historical Society of Harford County on May 7, 2010. Construction of a new roof and chimney at Tudor Hall was completed during the summer of 2009.

After the ceremony, representatives of Decker Construction, the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Harford County Department of Public Works posed on the steps of the historical society with other award recipients.

Seen At Tudor Hall May 8, 2010

The brand new United States flag provided by the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation proudly waving at Tudor Hall.

Ladies of Harley motorcycle club arriving at Tudor Hall.
The Ladies of Harley turn out to be two "ladies" and five "gentlemen" honorary  members. One of the ladies (far right) and three of the gentleman appear above. Spirits of Tudor Hall tour guide Joyce Bauer lead the group on a tour of Tudor Hall.

Rhododendron in full bloom on the south side of the house.

Iris blossoming in the "circle" on the north side of the house.
A family of Canadian geese is making the pond at Tudor Hall its home this spring. The family includes six goslings who were hatched on the island in the middle of the pond.

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