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Rosewell’s early days topic of meeting Sunday

The Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rosewell Visitor Center. Following a business meeting, Mary Meade Harnett Claycomb, president of the Page-Nelson Society of Virginia, will discuss the Rosewell mansion’s first century. 

Claycomb, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is the Rosewell Foundation’s Education Committee chairman and a member of its executive committee. A tri-great-granddaughter of John Page and Thomas Nelson Jr., she first saw the Rosewell ruins in her teens and has been captivated by the mansion and its history since.

Claycomb is a magna cum laude graduate of Radcliffe College and was the recipient of one of the first Woodrow Wilson Fellowships. She has also taught at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The program will include the signing of a partnership agreement between the historical society and the Rosewell Foundation, according to a release. The two organizations are uniting to preserve and protect Rosewell and ...

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