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The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is housed in the “Cottage,” which is a small white building across from the Rose Garden. This is our operation central and the information center. The Caretaker’s Cottage is a two-story, frame and gable roof house with twin chimneys. It is the only building here that existed during the lifetime of the park donor, Mr. Charles Pond. It was the home of the caretaker of the grounds. Documentation suggests it was most likely built around 1875, making it the oldest building in the park.

The Cottage represents an unpretentious, 19th century house whose general form and layout are typical of the times. Mr. Theodore Wirth moved the Caretaker’s Cottage from Asylum Avenue to its present location in 1898 when he created the Farmstead as the working center for the park.

The Cottage has been home to the Elizabeth Park Conservancy since 1977. Despite the daily whirling of printers and whizzing of computers, we are reminded of its history and age, with creaking stairs and a rather scary basement.

Elizabeth Park Conservancy Staff
Executive Director:
Christine Doty
cdoty@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 102
 
Office & Events Manager:
Becky Trutter
btrutter@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 101
 
Manager of Gardens, Grounds, and Volunteers:
Andrea Masisak
amasisak@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 103
 
Rose and Greenhouse Gardener:
Doug Clifford
860-231-9443
 
Development Coordinator & Office Administrator:
Kelly Nolen
admin@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 104
Elizabeth Park Conservancy Consultants
Accountant:
Ellen Deutsch
860-231-9443
 
Consulting Rosarian:
Stephen Scanniello
860-231-9443
Elizabeth Park Conservancy Board of Directors
President Charles Ortiz
Vice President Ben Flynn
Secretary Edward Samorajczyk
Treasurer Kathleen Kraczkowsky
Asst Treasurer Joseph Coray
Current Directors Francine Christiansen
  Susan Eichar
Douglas Hyland
Kelly Jarvis
Richard Keppelman
Marina Luri-Clark
Melissa Macri
Sibongile Magubane
Andrea Pape
Dave Peterson
Nancy A. Porter
Rosemarie Tate
M. Laurie Wasserstein
Roberta Woronow
Honorary Lifetime DIRECTORS

Tina Collias
Michelle Drain
Mike Fuss
Joanna Gerber, MD
Paul Grimmeisen
Victor Jarm *
Louis Lista
Marianne Lorenzo

Nancy Mixter
John Balf Morgan
Levette Perkins
Sali Riege

Eve Silvester
Lisa Silvestri
William Turull
Lina Wagner *
Kim Yarum

* deceased

Former Presidents
Mike Fuss
Garnette Johnson
Helen Kaman
Kathy Kraczkowsky
Dave Peterson
Anne Pinto
Lisa Silvestri
Lina Wagner *
Milton Young
* deceased

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For questions or information, please call: 860-231-9443, ext. 104
or email us:
admin@elizabethparkct.org

Christine Doty
Executive Director
cdoty@elizabethparkct.org

Andrea Masisak
Manager of Gardens, Grounds and Volunteers

amasisak@elizabethparkct.org

Elizabeth Park Conservancy
1561 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
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1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
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