Tasha Tudor, a Soul from Another Time
Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was an American illustrator who lived in the 20th century with the rugged practices of families in the 19th century in New England. According to her obituary in The New York Times, she believed she was the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife who lived from 1800 to 1840 or 1842. Her “Corgi Cottage” remains in Marlboro, Vermont. Private tours are scheduled by appointment.
Tasha Tudor’s books are considered classics and are available in libraries the world over. Examples can be found here: theworldoftashatudor.com.
“I enjoy solitude. It’s probably selfish, but why bother about it. Life is much too important, as Oscar Wilde said, to be taken seriously. I feel so sorry for those mothers who are devastated by loneliness when their children fly the coop and don’t want to live at home anymore. They feel lost, but look what exciting things can be done. Life isn’t long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!”
— Tasha Tudor, The Private World of Tasha Tudor
A great way to learn about the life and times of Tasha Tudor is through this website: https://www.tashatudorandfamily.com.
In 1970, her son, Seth, built the home for her that is open to the public. It is not easy to get tickets as, under normal circumstances, zoning laws allow no more than 15 tours a year. According to their website: “Tickets for each upcoming season are released for sale in our online store in January and usually sell out the same day. You must plan far ahead to secure tickets.” All tours in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic. Ticket pricing can be found here: Ticket Pricing.
This location is the second stop on the Vermont Author Adventures Trail.