June 15th Monthly Talk: Ghosts During the Civil War by Michelle Hamilton!

Back by popular demand, Michelle Hamilton, author of “Civil War Ghosts’, will take a look inside actual reporting of paranormal activity during the time of the Civil War. The presentation will be June 15, 2019. 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! Michelle joined us last year for a discussion on Spiritualism at the Lincoln White House and received rave reviews from our visitors!

The Mudd House Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm for guided tours. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.michelle hamilton

Home Sweet Home: 150th Pardon Anniversary Reunion June 28-29, 2019

Folks,

We are excited to announce that the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society will be hosting a reunion celebration for the 150th anniversary of the pardon of Dr. Mudd. On Friday June 28, descendants of Dr. Mudd are invited to register for a private reunion ceremony that begins at one and runs into the evening. The event will include speeches by local politicians, historians, tours of the house, a reenactment of Dr. Mudd’s return to the farm, and a play entitled “My Dearest Darling: the Letters of Dr. and Mrs. Mudd.” The evening will be culminated by a catered dinner. Everyone must pre-register and pay for their dinner prior to the event. If you are a descendant and are interested, please contact us at muddnews@gmail.com and we will send you instructions to register.

Saturday, June 29, the House will be open like a traditional Saturday for the family, as well as the public. We will run a schedule of special events that include the play, the reenactment, as well as having both Union and Confederate reenactors interpret the life of the Civil War soldier, and much more!

This is shaping up to be a once in a lifetime experience! Don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Please email us at muddnews@gmail.com with questions!

We hope to see you in June!

 

Saturday Lecture Series: May 18!

Please join Samuel Mudd House docent, Jim Rather, as he delivers an in-depth look at Dr. Samuel Mudd and his role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The presentation will include several thought-provoking “what if” questions.

The presentation will be May 18, 2019. 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. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.

mudd210B

May 11th “Tracking an Assassin” Walking Tours!

We are happy to announce that our popular guided walking tour “Tracking an Assassin” will be offered on Saturday May 11, 2019! Join us at Noon and 2:00 pm , as we walk on the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Samp
 
The tour uses primary source accounts to retrace the footsteps of Booth and Herold as they exited the Mudd property on the night of April 15th. It also details the events that occurred on the farm in the days that followed, as well as what life on the farm was like in 1865.
 
These unique 1 hour guided walking tours take you to places rarely visited on the Mudd farm, including the banks of the Zekiah Swamp. The walk will last about 1 hour in length and covers approximately 1 mile of rolling country side. Proper footwear and attire is recommended, as well as bringing a supply of water.
 
The tour is included with the regular admission price to the museum. It is recommended that you take the museum tour prior to the waking tour, as it will help set the context for the stories you will hear on the walk.
 
The tour begins in the front yard of the house at the times listed above.
 
If you have any questions, please contact us here or at muddnews@gmail.com!escape route

Reminder: “Tracking an Assassin” walking tour April 13 and 14!

This is just a reminder that, in addition to normal tours of the House museum, we will be running our “Tracking an Assassin” outdoor tour Saturday and Sunday weather, permitting. Saturday’s tour times are 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Sunday offers one tour at 2:30 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Proper foot wear is strongly encouraged as portions of the tour may be muddy, literally and figuratively speaking!

The tour is included with your regular entrance fee to the museum. It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you take the museum tour prior to the outdoor tour for historical context purposes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the gift shop by phone or email us at Muddnews@gmail.com.

We hope you join us as we track an assassin!

 

“Tracking an Assassin” Guided Walking Tour of the Mudd Farm, April 13 and 14, 2019

We are happy to announce that our popular guided walking tour “Tracking an Assassin” will be offered over our anniversary weekend. Join us at 1 pm and 2:30 pm on Saturday April 13th and 2:30 pm on Sunday April 14th, as we walk on the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Samp

The tour uses primary source accounts to retrace the footsteps of Booth and Herold as they exited the Mudd property on the night of April 15th. It also details the events that occurred on the farm in the days that followed, as well as what life on the farm was like in 1865.

These unique 1 hour guided walking tours take you to places rarely visited on the Mudd farm, including the banks of the Zekiah Swamp. The walk will last about 1 hour in length and covers approximately 1 mile of rolling country side. Proper footwear and attire is recommended, as well as bringing a supply of water.

The tour is included with the regular admission price to the museum. It is recommended that you take the museum tour prior to the waking tour, as it will help set the context for the stories you will hear on the walk.

The tour begins in the front yard of the house at the times listed above.

If you have any questions, please contact us here at muddnews@gmail.com

See you at St. Catherine!

escape route

 

Saturday Series: April 20, 2019 “Snippets of Lincoln”

We are excited to have a full slate of presenters for our “Saturday Series” of lectures for 2019!

Join head docent Donna Peterson on April 20th for our first Saturday lecture of 2019! Donna will present a historical hodgepodge of stories, quotes by, and quotes about Abraham Lincoln.

Admission to the lecture is free, but does not include a tour of the museum or access to the grounds. Regular fees apply for those wishing to extend their stay for tours.

All lectures begin at 1 pm, unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Please feel free to email any questions to muddnews@gmail.com

image source: Library of Congress

lincoln 2