The Friends of Crosby Mansion, Inc. will hold the first open house of the season on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Docents will be in the rooms on the first floor to answer questions and give talks. Self-guided tours may be made of the second and third floors
Dorothy Leone, author of “Where The Herring Run,” a fictional novel based on the life of Albert Crosby, will be present to autograph purchased copies of her book. A donation of $5 per person over 12 will be requested at the door.
Built in 1888 and named “Tawasentha” by Albert and Matilda Crosby, the mansion harkens back to a golden era when opulence was in style. This Romanesque residence was built around and attached to Albert’s 1832 childhood home. The mansion’s first floor contains original examples of Japanese leather paper, coffered ceilings, pocket doors and quartersawn oak floors. The billiard room is styled after an Adirondack hunting lodge and has its own communication system and elevated fireplace. Most of the 13 fireplaces in the mansion have uniquely colored British ceramic tiles surrounding them. The entrance to the third floor observation balcony, which has a commanding view of Cape Cod Bay, is colorfully decorated with flashed glass. A $5 donation will be requested at the door. For information, call 508-896-1744.