March 11, 2005
Colonial Players' production of Assassins offers a fascinating and disquieting musical journey where the audience revisits some of the nation's darkest moments and gain insight into the nine successful or would-be assassins of U.S. presidents, starting with John Wilkes Booth and ending with John Hinckley. The 1991 musical by composer Stephen Sondheim creates a shimmering musical mosaic of spirited marches, hymns, cakewalks, sardonic anthems and a folk-rock love song to define characters spanning more than a century.
January 15, 1995
Even in death, actor-assassin John Wilkes Booth plays a mystery role and eludes historians.But scientist Paul Sledzik has joined the hunt. He plans to use radar, computers and other technology to determine if the body in Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery is that of Abraham Lincoln's killer.The remains of Booth, or whoever is buried in his spot in the family plot, could be exhumed and examined this summer. Twenty-two known relatives of the man who shot Lincoln say they want to end speculation that Booth escaped a federal dragnet, and that someone else is buried there.
March 8, 2013
The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin moving into these 74 units of affordable housing. As City Councilman Carl Stokes told me, Greenmount and Preston had been a "horrible corner. " That's changed as work crews complete the apartment building and rebuild numerous adjacent rowhouses.
March 28, 2013
Mutter Museum may leave you shocked and horrified or amazed and fascinated. Either way, its collections of bones, bodies, body parts, plus tumors and other terrors, are unforgettable. The nation's finest and oldest medical museum - celebrating its 150th anniversary this month - bills itself as "disturbingly informative," and that is absolutely true. Specimens lining its wood-and-glass display cases reveal the effects of epidemics and diseases on the body, as well as an amazing array of human curiosities and anomalies.
April 14, 2006
April 14 1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford's Theatre in Washington.
July 3, 2005
On July 31, 1861, 300 Union troops marched to Bel Air to arrest pacifists and Southern sympathizers and to seize arms. One of their targets was Herman Stump, but he was warned by John Wilkes Booth. The Historical Society of Harford County
May 5, 2000
A tour of historic graves and Victorian monuments in Green Mount Cemetery will begin at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Greenmount Avenue and Oliver Street. Teacher and historian Wayne Schaumburg will lead the two-hour walk past the resting places of famous persons, including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, John Wilkes Booth and William Walters. The tour will be repeated May 20, May 27 and June 3. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations: 410-256-2180.
October 4, 2001
A tour of historic graves in Green Mount Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday inside the gates at Greenmount Avenue and East Oliver Street. Baltimore public school teacher Wayne Schaumburg will lead the two-hour walk that includes stops at the graves of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and merchant philanthropists Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt and William Walters. The tour will be repeated each Saturday through the end of the month. The event is held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 410-256-2180.
November 3, 1991
At one time Sunday afternoon teas were quite the fashion. The gentry would dress in their finest clothes and while away a few hours sipping tea, eating cakes and catching up on the latest gossip. The annual Victorian Tea at Tudor Hall in Bel Air is reminiscent of this pleasurable pastime.Tudor Hall noted for its distinctive architecture, was home to the acting family that included Junius Brutus Booth, considred the greatest tragic actor of his time, and his sons Edwin Booth and the infamous John wilkes Booth.
May 23, 2002
Richard D. Mudd, 101, who spent much of his life trying to overturn his grandfather's conviction on charges of aiding Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, died Tuesday at his home in Saginaw, Mich. Mr. Mudd, who retired in 1965 after 37 years as a physician for General Motors Corp., traveled the nation on speaking engagements, many of them before Civil War historical organizations. He spent decades trying to clear the name of his grandfather, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who treated Booth after the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Washington's Ford's Theater.