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Because of her knowledge of architecture and history , she served as the chairwoman of the Manchester Village Planning Commission for ten years . Because of her passion for horticulture , she served as Co- President of the Garden Club of Manchester and was also a member of the Bennington Garden Club . In fact , Mrs . Olcott opened the Glebelands gardens to the public for several years and used the proceeds to support the Garden Conservancy .
But her education , knowledge , and passions went far beyond these 2 subjects .
She was a music aficionado – and was very involved in the Manchester Music Festival in its early years , later serving as the President of its Board .
Her son , Richard , shared , “ She was a card shark , a brilliant bridge player , and you definitely wanted to be her partner , if you could measure up . She had a twice weekly bridge marathon , always let us build your dream
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