Friday, January 30, 2009

New Roof for Tudor Hall on Agenda February 4th, 2009, Meeting of the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission

On Wednesday evening, February 4th, 2009, the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Hosanna School (historic African American school now a museum in Berkley, Harford County, Maryland) beginning at 6:30 PM.

During the business meeting, Raymond Johnson, Project Manager for the Division of Construction of the Harford County Department of Public Works, will give a presentation on plans nearing completion for a new roof for Tudor Hall.

A guided tour of the Hosanna School will take place after the meeting. The tour will be led by one of the school's former teachers.

The meeting is open to the public.

An update on the plans for a new roof for Tudor Hall will appear soon.

John Wilkes Booth in Examiner January 25, 2009

An article entitled "Graves, Conspiracies, and a Mummy" by Rafael Alvarez (of The Wire fame) was published in the Baltimore Examiner on Sunday, January 25, 2009. The article included a photograph of local author Daniel Mark Epstein visiting the Booth family plot in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore. Epstein is the author of The Lincolns, a very well researched and well written book about the relationship between Abraham and Mary Lincoln which is a pleasure to read. Epstein has a new book on Lincoln and his secretaries.

Unfortunately, the Baltimore Examiner has ceased publication since the article was published.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

February 9, 2009: American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln on PBS

On Monday, February 9, 2009, many PBS stations broadcast "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" as part of The American Experience series.

PBS says: "This ninety-minute film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction."