New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2000 8:30 A.M. - 2 P.M.


pictures by Ron Price

The hourly Bowen House tours were very interesting, particularly the 1880's full size 10 pin bowling alley with ball return. First one built inside a building. Four US Presidents visited and bowled there. Bowen started the Republican party.

NAWCC New England Chapter 8's answer to Brimfield!

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8:30 A.M. - 2 P.M.


Please come celebrate fifty years of Chapter 8 at a special outdoor picnic meeting. The $15 registration fee includes a parking/selling space on the grounds, morning coffee and pastries, a deluxe box lunch, and special tours of the house museun.

Bowen House, a property of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA), has a bright pink Gothic-revival exterior standing in contrast to the Colonial character of the historic New England village. Designed in 1846 as a summer residence, it retains its original furnishings and several surrounding structures including a barn, icehouse, dovecote and garden house. There are also beautifully maintained lawns and garden. A giant tent on the lawn will provide shade and cover in case of rain, and many tables and chairs will be available for eating and socializing. For more information, call the museum at 860-928-4074, or contact Chapter 8 Vice President Bob Frishman, 978-475-5001,


From I-395: to Exit 97. Turn onto Route 44 West for 1 mile; west on Route 171 for 3 miles, when it merges with Route 169 north. Continue for 1.5 miles; house is on left.

From Route 84: Exit 69, turn right onto Route 74. Turn left at Route 44, follow to Pomfret. Take Route 169 to Woodstock; house is on left.

Plan on visiting major nearby antique centers in Putnam and Pomfret, too.

Advance registration strongly recommended. Day-of-event admission $25, if space & food available. Mail advance $15 registration to William Jenczyk, 95 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 Please make checks payable to "New England Chapter 8, NAWCC".

Programs for 2000:

The 11th Annual Educational Symposium - September 23, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Chapter Meeting and Mart - November 18, Sturbridge Host Hotel, Massachusets

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