This Saturday we celebrate the birthday of Charles Broadway Rouss, whose contributions to the Winchester community are still felt by citizens even over a century after his death. To remember his work, there will be a panel discussion on the man himself and the founding of the Winchester Hospital. Following the discussion, a wreath will be laid on his monument at Mount Hebron Cemetery.
On Friday, February 10th, first 50 people to enter Rouss City Hall will receive a birthday cupcake.
About C.B. Rouss: Rouss, one of Winchester’s most notable benefactors and a well-known businessman, lived a life of triumphs and setbacks, but graciously paid homage to his hometown through his generous contributions. Rouss survived serving as a private in the Civil War, endured many financial setbacks – including imprisonment for his debts, and went blind in his later years. When Rouss died in 1902, he was worth nearly $10 million. His contributions to the Fire Companies, Mount Hebron Cemetery, City Hall, and his purchase of Thatcher Spring are still impacting the citizens of Winchester today. Join us this year to celebrate C.B. Rouss’ birthday, his contributions to Winchester and his legacy.
Events for Saturday, February 11th:
- 11am: Panel Discussion -“C.B. Rouss and the founding of the Winchester Hospital”
- 1pm: Wreath Laying at Rouss Monument in Mount Hebron Cemetery
The inclement weather date is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th.