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Roseland Cottage 2010 Programs and Events

MAY

Annual Plant Sale
When: Saturday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 120 people

Roseland Cottage hosts the Woodstock Area Garden Club’s annual plant sale.  A variety of annuals and perennials are available.  Proceeds benefit local student scholarships. 

Power of the Press
When: Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free to Historic New England members, $8 nonmembers
Please note: Registration recommended
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 30 people

A lecture series that highlights critical events in American history through the editorials and articles published in The Independent, Henry C. Bowen’s newspaper. 

JUNE

Open House
When: Saturday, June 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Limited
Previous Attendance: 50 people

Celebrate Historic New England’s centennial anniversary with a complimentary tour of Roseland Cottage, one of the nation’s best preserved examples of Gothic Revival architecture. 


7th Annual Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
When: Sunday, June 27, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., tours on the hour
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 50 people

Celebrate Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day and mark the 160th anniversary of the formal parterre garden at Roseland Cottage with a guided garden tour. 

JULY

Twilight Lawn Concert
When:  Saturday, July 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 120 people

Enjoy an evening concert on the grounds of Roseland Cottage.  Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy the performance.  Co-sponsored by the Woodstock Recreation Commission.

Victorian Tea
When: Thursday, July 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: $10 Historic New England members, $18 nonmembers
Please note: Registration required
Accessibility: Limited
Previous Attendance: 30 people

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the carriage barn. After sipping tea and nibbling on scones and cakes, tour this remarkable Gothic Revival summer cottage.

Twilight Lawn Concert
When:  Friday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. (rain date Monday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Pr
evious Attendance: 200 people

Enjoy an evening concert on the grounds of Roseland Cottage.  Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy the performance.  Co-sponsored by the Woodstock Recreation Commission.


AUGUST

Twilight Lawn Concert
When:  Friday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. (rain date Monday, August 16, 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 180 people

Enjoy an evening concert on the grounds of Roseland Cottage.  Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy the performance.  Co-sponsored by the Woodstock Recreation Commission.

 

Victorian Tea
When:  Thursday, August 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: $10 Historic New England members, $18 nonmembers
Please note: Registration required
Accessibility: Limited
Previous Attendance: 30 people

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the carriage barn. After sipping tea and nibbling on scones and cakes, tour this remarkable Gothic Revival summer cottage.

SEPTEMBER

Civil War Living History Weekend

When: Saturday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 200 people

Roseland Cottage opens its grounds for a Civil War living history weekend.  Artillery and engineering demonstrations, military uniform and weaponry displays, and children’s activities.

 

Behind the Scenes at Roseland Cottage
When: Saturday, September 25, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: : $6 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers
Please note: Registration required
Accessibility: No
Previous Attendance: 12 people per tour

Explore sections of Roseland Cottage not typically on view. See the servants’ quarters, kitchen, attic, and barn haylofts to learn how this wealthy household functioned.

SEPTEMBER

Power of the Press

When:  Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free to Historic New England members, $8 nonmembers
Please note: Registration recommended
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 30 people

A lecture series that highlights critical events in American history through the editorials and articles published in The Independent, Henry C. Bowen’s newspaper. 

OCTOBER

Walktober – The Houses and History of Woodstock Hill          

When:  Sunday, October 10, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Tour starts at Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free
Accessibility: Yes
Previous Attendance: 80 people

A walking tour that explores the history and architecture of Woodstock Hill. The walk is approximately 1 mile on relatively flat sideways.  Children’s activities included.

 

28th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Admission: Free to Historic New England members and children under 12, $5 nonmembers
Please note: Rain or shine
Accessibility: Yes
Phone: 860-928-4074
Website:  www.HistoricNewEngland.org
Email: RoselandCottage@HistoricNewEngland.org

Previous Attendance: 8,000 people

One of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England, featuring 175 artisans.  Enjoy live music, a food court, and museum tours.

 

For more information, contact: Lisa Centola, Roseland Cottage Site Manager
PO Box 186, 556 Route 169 , Woodstock, Connecticut 06281
Phone: 860-928-4074
Fax: 860-963-2208