Our monthly talks are a hit! To date, we have held five talks and have had almost 150 guests enjoy the events! We have reached the half way point of tour season, which means we still have plenty of opportunities for you to join us! Here are the remaining dates, speakers, and topics for 2018!
All of our talks are free to the public and will begin at 1 pm in the Exhibit Building. Seating is limited, so please come early!
The Mudd House Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm for guided tours. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.
August 18: "Shot to Shot: the Twelve Days of Lincoln's Assassin" Please join Dr. Mudd House docent Mark McWhorter as he examines the story of John Wilkes Booth's flight from Ford's Theater following the assassination of President Lincoln to the assassin's ultimate demise at the Garrett Barn twelve days later.
September 15: "Women in the Civil War: Part II" Please Join head Dr. Mudd House docent Donna Peterson as she continues the story of important heroines of the Civil War. This is a continuation of Donna's March presentation and will focus on women not covered in her first program!
October 20: "He had Come to Stay: the story of Edman "Ned" Spangler" Please joing Dr. Mudd House docent Bob Bowser as he interprets the story of convicted conspirator Ned Spangler. The talk will discuss the controversies of Ned' arrest and conviction, the bond formed between Spangler and Mudd in prison, and Spangler's time spent living and working on the Mudd farm. The talk will also discuss some of the Ned Spangler artifacts on display at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House museum. The talk will conclude with a "field trip" to Ned Spangler's grave at the Old St. Peter's Church cemetery approximately 1 mile from the Mudd House.
November 17: "Boston Corbett" Please join Ford's Theater National Park Service Ranger Steve Miller as he interprets the life and times of the man responsible for the death of John Wilkes Booth.