Thursday, July 26, 2012
Those Places Thursday: Henry Bowen's Roseland Cottage, Woodstock
Historic New England, which operates historic properties in the Boston area, also owns one property in Connecticut. Roseland Cottage was built by Woodstock native Henry Bowen as a summer property and escape from New York. The building, which dates from 1846, is technically Gothic revival. Of course, the easiest way to describe it is "pink." As I recall - and the website confirms my rather vague memory - the house museum is furnished with man of the family's objects. The Bowens were one of the founding families of Woodstock, so the museum should provide a good resource for research.