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Partnership worked out between Historical Society, Rosewell Foundation

The Rosewell Visitor Center gallery was near capacity as more than 50 people gathered Sunday for the quarterly meeting of the Gloucester Historical Society.

One the highlights of Sunday’s gathering was a program titled “Rosewell, The First Century.” Another was discussion on a new partnership that has been worked out between the Gloucester Historical Society and Rosewell Foundation.

The First Century

Mary Claycomb, president of the Page-Nelson Society of Virginia and great-great-great-granddaughter of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, spoke on the first 100 years of Rosewell’s history.

She described how the home, which was started in 1725, was influenced by Jacobean styles that Mann Page I saw while studying in England. Claycomb said that while the original architect is unknown, similarities in the construction of Rosewell and Historic Christ Church lead some to believe that the same architect or craftsmen may have worked on both structures.


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