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Roseland Cottage honors National Volunteer Week

April 10, 2011

Volunteer week 2011
Volunteer Barbara Scalise at work in the Roseland Cottage parterre garden.

This week, April 10 to 16, is National Volunteer Week. Volunteer support is a key part of the successful operation of Historic New England, especially at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut. Over the past year more than forty individuals from the area have donated their time in the garden, on tours, at programs, and in the museum shop. 

During National Volunteer Week, Historic New England offers special recognition to one of Roseland Cottage’s standout volunteers, Barbara Scalise of Pomfret, Connecticut. Barbara has volunteered at Roseland Cottage since 2005 and has served as the garden volunteer coordinator for the past three years. In this role, Barbara assists Roseland Cottage’s part-time gardener in planning, planting, and maintaining the almost 3,000-square-foot parterre garden, and organizes dozens of other garden volunteers. Her work not only makes the garden a more vibrant and beautiful space, but helps to create a more rewarding environment for other volunteers. Historic New England is grateful for her dedicated work.

Learn about volunteering at Historic New England.

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Roseland Cottage honors National Volunteer Week