Roseland Cottage

In Lucy’s Memory

In 1876, because the July 4 celebration had outgrown the Woodstock common and because Bowen believed in improving one’s town, he built Roseland Park, just two miles from Roseland. “The whole family drove down to the Lake to dedicate ‘Roseland Park.’ Father named the place Roseland Park (in memory of my mother whose favorite flower was the rose) and made a present of the Park to his children,” son Clarence writes in his diary. Roseland Park is run by a board of trustees, and, after a period of decline, is undergoing a revival, hosting community events and providing outdoor recreational space for residents. This picture is from a celebration in the 1880s.