March 18: “Domestic Servants in New England”

Roseland Cottage Conservatory
Roseland Cottage Conservatory, Woodstock, CT

Are you a fan of “Downton Abbey”? Or just a fan of local history? Come to the main library on Monday, March 18, 2013 to learn what life was like for real-life domestic servants in the grand homes of New England. Dr. Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England will focus on various types of domestic servitude in three Historic New England properties: the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA; Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT; and Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, ME. Don’t miss this unique glimpse into one aspect of local working and upper class lives from past centuries.

Part of the “Monday Mornings” lecture series, this program is free and open to the public, and is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. The lecture runs from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Sohier Room on the ground floor of the main library. Light refreshments served starting at 9 AM. Handicapped accessible. Info: Robin at 978-921-6062 or

Photo credits: Historic New England

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