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BRISTOL “TALES OF THE SLAVE TRADE”

 

WALKING TOURS

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

10:00 A.M.

 

 Linden Place Museum hosts monthly walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, RI focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade.  Featured in the PBS film “Traces of the Trade”, The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. 

 

 

The guided tour begins at Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf, in downtown Bristol.  The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade.

 

The tour ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a DeWolf waterfront warehouse, where tour-goers enjoy a rum cocktail and ask questions.

 

 The tour is $20, $15 for Linden Place members, and includes a complimentary drink at the DeWolf Tavern.  Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people.

 

For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 253-0390.

 

 

 

 Yoga in the Gardens at Linden Place

 

 

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

July 9- August 27

 

 

Linden Place Mansion and Bristol Yoga Studio invite you to enjoy a connection to history through Linden Place Mansion’s sculpture and rose gardens, and the peacefulness of Yoga. The Yoga asana (postures) offered is appropriate for all experience levels— from newcomers who can’t touch their toes to those seeking to continue their practice while basking in a breathtaking new atmosphere. The instructors will introduce students to a variety of Hatha Yoga styles using warm, welcoming, and sometimes comical approach. . Each class includes different yoga poses, attention to alignment, breath-work, and flow. The class finishes with building core strength and relaxation, all within the tranquil and historic downtown setting of Linden Place’s gardens (or tented courtyard in the case of rain).  You are left feeling your best!

 

Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:15pm From July 9th through August 27th.  Drop-ins are welcome at $15 or class cards may be purchased through the Bristol Yoga Studio.  To register, contact the Bristol Yoga Studio at 401-569-0147.

 

2014 “Summer Arts Camp for Kids!” at Linden Place Mansion

 

July 7-11, 2014: "Dig it! An Archeological Adventure!"

 

July 21-25, 2014: "Yummy! A Culinary Journey!"

 

*Space still available in Week Two of camp!

 

 

 

Registration is now taking place for Linden Place's annual Summer Arts Camp for Kids, a weekday summer camp focused on the arts, for children ages 6-14. This camp is conducted on the beautiful grounds of Linden Place Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Each day, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., campers participate in a wide variety of activities from arts and crafts and drama to creative movement and music classes. Each one week session is arranged around a theme and ends with a culminating performance for friends and family.

 

There are two one-week sessions, July 7-11 and July 21-25.  Week one’s theme is “Dig it!, an archeological adventure through ancient civilizations.  Week two’s theme is “Yummy!”  This week will be a culinary journey around the world through the fine arts. Registration is $185 per student per week, (including a Linden Place Camp t-shirt!) and there is a $30 discount for each additional student from the same family.  Linden Place members receive a $30 discount per child. 

 

To be eligible, all children must be entering at least Grade One or higher. To register or to request a registration form, please call 401-253-0390 or download one here .

 

 

 

 

New Book Honors Bristol’s Legendary Locals

 

Local author, Christy Nadalin, will share her new book at Linden Place Mansion with a brief presentation and book-signing!

 

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
7:00 PM

 

 

A new local history book reveals the intriguing characters and everyday citizens

who have made Bristol’s history legendary. Legendary Locals of Bristol shares the stories

of unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on thecommunity throughout its history.

 

 

Vintage images coupled with facts and anecdotes, culled by local author Christy Nadalin, reveal the fascinating history of legendary locals in Bristol. This patriotic town has, at one time or another, been home to some of the most remarkable people in American history. Yet for many more people, Bristol has been a great place to quietly go about the business of life: raising a family, volunteering at a house of worship or youth sports league, and sharing an occasional meal with good friends. Nadalin will present her research on these legendary locals, followed by a book-signing, in the Linden Place Museum Store on Thursday, August 7th at 7:00pm.

 

“You don’t have to be a captain of industry or a golden-age Hollywood actress to be an important part of our town’s history,” said author Christy Nadalin. The book covers both town greats and unsung heroes like James D. “Jimmy” Rielly, a Bristol native who as Rhode Island’s top Santa Clause made appearances at charitable organizations, orphanages, and military bases; Nancy Dubuc, a Bristol girl who began a career in entertainment that skyrocketed her to president and CEO of A&E Networks; and Chris Santos, one of today’s hottest young chefs who has two of the most talked about restaurants in New York City.

 

Nadalin is excited to share the new book with locals. “Like anywhere, if you listen, you will learn that everyone has a story—a great one—one that ought to be told,” she said.

 

The short presentation and book-signing is free and open to the public but reservations are recommended as seating is limited.  Copies of Legendary Locals of Bristol will be on sale. Make reservations and get more information by contacting Linden Place at 401-253-0390 or info@lindenplace.org

 

 

Join Linden Place Museum, Bristol, for a “daycation” to historic Hartford, CT!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join the Linden Place Museum Community and Travelinque on a fun-filled motor coach trip to HISTORIC HARTFORD AND COLT’S CONNECTICUT on Thursday, September 11th

 

Enjoy guided visits to Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Colt Memorial, and the Harriett Beecher Stowe House. This motor coach trip also features a narrated driving tour with step-on guide, Katrina White, formerly of the Rhode Island Department of Tourism. White will point out many Colt related buildings in the Colt Historic District including “Armsmear” the mansion built by gun inventor Samuel P. Colt.  Samuel Colt’s nephew, also named Samuel P. Colt, owned and lived at Linden Place and was the grandson of George DeWolf, who built Linden Place.

The bus departs from Linden Place at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 11 and returns about 6:00pm.  Included is admission to all museums, a boxed lunch at the Wadsworth Athenaeum café and round-trip transportation from Bristol. The cost for Linden Place members and their guests is $65.00 and $75.00 for non-members. Please contact the Linden Place office, at 253-0390, for more information or to make reservations and stay tuned for more excursions!

 

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