|11/14/2014 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by program & refreshments.
Gail Usher and Herb Loughery of Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut, present this program on Henry Chandler Bowens’ weekly New York periodical, The Independent, first published in December 1848. From its first edition, The Independent grappled with the essential issues of the day from the perspective of the free soil, anti-slavery advocates in the North. This program is one of a series of lectures and readings exploring the critical issues and events from 1848-1860, as our nation advanced towards Civil War, from the perspective of The Independent and other national newspapers.
Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, Roseland Cottage was the summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen and their young family. Henry Bowen was a Woodstock native who returned to his hometown after establishing a successful business in New York City. While Lucy Bowen enjoyed summers away from the city, her husband used Roseland Cottage as a place to entertain friends and political connections, including four United States presidents.
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