New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC

Outdoor Picnic and Tailgate Mart


Highlights by Richard Trepp

The August 4th mid summer meeting, an informal outdoor tailgate affair at the Bowen House in Woodstock Ct., brought out 70 cars and approximately 100 members and guests. About half of the vehicles had a variety of items to offer in an informal mart style.

There appeared to be plenty of action despite the heavy rainfall during most of the morning. (After weeks of drought in this area, the rain was almost welcomed by the members!) There were tours of the historic Bowen House available, and numerous informal gatherings and picnics could be noted.

-- Dick Trepp

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Outdoor Picnic and Tailgate Mart

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


We are returning to beautiful Bowen House for our August outdoor meeting. This 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. See pictures from last year's Summer Picnic Meeting.

We will be parking our cars on the grounds for a morning of swapping and socializing. SPNEA is providing special guided tours of the house and its original furnishings.

This is a "BYO" meeting; bring your own refreshments, tables, and chairs along with horological treasures to sell. Rain or shine.

For more information, contact Vice President Dave Deutermann (508 946 1082 - or Bowen House at 860-928-4074.

No pre-registration!

$10 per car admission!


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.


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