Considered the oldest conservation society in Britain, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/index.php) was founded in 1847.
The mission of the Trust is to maintain, preserve and promote appreciation of the various Shakespeare properties, his body of work and records, manuscripts, pictures, etc. which reference the life and tiems of William Shakespeare.
You can subscribe to their YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/shakespearebt and might wish to watch this video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5JkHe6B0M4&feature=channel_video_title where you will see at least one familiar name!
A good Wikipedia article on him can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare