Monday, November 7, 2016

Make Plans to Visit Tudor Hall in 2018

The historic Tudor Hall is a fascinating piece of our nation's history. When you visit, you'll connect to the story of the Maryland Booths who left their mark on America forever. You'll walk where they walked, lived, played, worked and dreamed. When you visit, this part of history comes alive.

The property and first floor of Tudor Hall will be open to visitors for tours in 2018 at 1:00 & 2:00 PM on the dates listed below. This year there are some special talks replacing the 2:00 tours on the dates listed with a (*). All 1:00 and other 2:00 tours will feature the general tour. All tours and talks last about 45 minutes. See below for details of the special talks and regular tours.

Tudor Hall is located at:
17 Tudor Lane,  Bel Air, MD 21015
The cost of each talk and each tour is $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older.
For more information:
443-619-0008 or  

April 8 & 22; May 6* & 20*; June 3 & 17*; July 1*, 15 & 29*; August 12* & 26*; September 9* & 23*; October 7* & 21; November 4

*May 6, September 9 at 2:00 PM
Shakespearean Daughter: The Life of Edwina Booth Grossman
by Kate Ramirez

*May 20, October 7 at 2:00 PM
Joseph Booth: The Youngest Brother of John Wilkes Booth
by Dave Taylor

*June 17 at 2:00 PM
The Immigrant Booths: Richard, Junius, Mary Ann, and Adelaide
by Jim Garrett and John Howard

*July 1 at 2:00 PM
Booths: Famous and Infamous
by Jim Garrett and John Howard

*August 12 at 2:00 PM
The Booth’s Melancholic Legacy
by Jim Garrett and John Howard

*July 29, August 26 at 2:00 PM
Lincoln’s Final Hours
by Kathryn Canavan

*September 23 at 2:00 PM
Junius Brutus Booth 
by Jim Garrett

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Here are the exciting speakers who will give these talks:

Kathryn Canavan is an independent researcher and the author of Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President. She started her journalism career as a crime reporter. She eventually worked as reporter or editor in four states and was a National Health Journalism Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School. To get a story, Canavan has reported at gunpoint, lived with the Moonies, negotiated with a killer and joined Tug McGraw in the Phillies dugout.
     She began researching the unintended consequences of the Lincoln assassination in 2009. Lincoln's Final Hours has been featured on CSPAN and PBS Newsworks. She explores the effect that one extraordinary night had on the ordinary Washingtonians who witnessed what happened inside Petersen's Boarding House on the night President Lincoln died there. Their eyewitness accounts provide telling new details about the assassination. Some went on to lead lives that are the stuff of novels, and others came to sad ends. 

Jim Garrett is a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a volunteer at Ford’s Theatre and a tour guide for Washington DC’s Old Town Trolley Tours and Private Tours of Washington. He is co-author of The Lincoln Assassination: Where Are they Now? and The Flags of Ford’s Theatre.

John Howard is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and was given a thirst for knowledge by his parents, especially his mother. He spent 30 years in biomedical research and supervising hospital laboratories.  Recently he added another full time job: teaching High School science while still working as a Pathologist Assistant.
     He has been a student of the Lincoln Assassination ever since being told by his mother that her grandmother was taken by her father to see Abraham Lincoln lying in state at New York’s City Hall. Since then he has worked at learning all he could about the event. It was also his mother who introduced him to the subject of the Lindbergh kidnapping which is his other major subject of research.
     John is currently one of the staff historians who lead the popular twelve hour John Wilkes Booth Escape tour for the Surratt Society and has been involved with the Society from its inception.

Kate Ramirez is a 19th century murder researcher, speaker, and living historian who specializes in the Lincoln assassination, the Lizzie Borden murders, and the case of the "Devil in the White City" multi-murderer, Dr. H. H. Holmes. She has presented on different aspects of the Lincoln assassination for several organizations including the Surratt Society and Fort Lesley J. McNair. Kate also speaks about the events of 1865 through her work at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and Historic Port Tobacco Village.

Dave Taylor is the creator and administrator of the popular In addition to being an elementary school teacher, Dave is an avid Lincoln Assassination and Booth researcher, writer and speaker. He is also a tour guide for the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Bus Tour organized by the Surratt Society.