Laurie Masciandaro on “The Beautiful and the Good: Roseland Cottage and the Bowen Family”

05/08/2015 - 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 the program & refreshments.

Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Connecticut
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Connecticut

We’re pleased to welcome Laurie Masciandaro, Roseland Cottage Site Manager, for this program about our one-time neighbors to the north and their exceptional house.

Roseland Cottage in Woodstock is a National Historic Landmark and a landmark example of Gothic Revival architecture. It was a fitting summer home for Henry Bowen and his wife Lucy Tappan and their growing family. During the five decades the family summered at Roseland, they brought what was fashionable in New York City to their country home. The house still contains its original Gothic Revival furnishings and elaborate decorative schemes. Henry Bowen, like many New Englanders of his time, was a staunch advocate of moral causes such as temperance and abolition. This program will introduce him and his family and the beautiful estate they called home June through October every year.

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