Monday, November 23, 2009

The Bowen’s 1887 Christmas Celebration

Woodstock, Connecticut - Roseland Cottage conducts its eighth annual holiday tour of the museum on Sunday, December 6, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed.

This special tour highlights the traditions, food and festivities that were a part of the Bowen family holiday celebration. During this once-a-year program, costumed interpreters lead visitors through the first-floor of the museum, decorated with the finest Victorian trimmings, and share holiday stories from the written accounts of the Bowen family Christmas of 1887. In the adjacent Carriage Barn, the Roseland Cottage gift shop is open, and refreshments and readings from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are available.

Appointments for group tours (10 or more people) of the holiday-decorated museum can made through January 10 for a fee of $5 per person. Call 860-928-4074 for more information.

New this year – The Woodstock Academy’s Project Graduation Committee holds a holiday sale in the Roseland Cottage carriage barn. Wreaths, holiday treats and baked good are available. All proceeds from the sale support the Woodstock Academy’s 2010 “Class Night" celebration, an all night, chaperoned, substance-free celebration for the graduating seniors.

Roseland Cottage, located at 556 Route 169 in Woodstock, Connecticut, is one of thirty-six properties owned and operated by Historic New England. For more information visit or call Roseland Cottage at 860-928-4074.

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