Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Frances’ Favorite Flowers

Sponsored by: CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection

Stop by the Osborne Homestead Museum and smell the roses!  On Sunday, August 12th at 1pm, take a special tour of the museum and learn about the history, legend, and lore behind some of Frances Osborne Kellogg’s favorite flowers, including her best-loved varieties of roses.  On display will be the museum’s ceramics, furnishings, and dish wares decorated with floral designs. 

Frances Osborne Kellogg was a prominent business woman, land conservationist, and dairy breeder who had a passion for gardening and flowers. Her family often wrote about flowers and mailed each other flowers and seeds when they travelled.  Their love of flowers is also displayed in their decorated furnishings.  Learn to appreciate the flowers she loved and their history during this special tour. 

This program is free and suitable for all ages.  For additional information and to register, call (203) 734-2513 or email  The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby, CT.

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
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