Bristol “Tales of The Slave Trade” Walking Tour
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Linden Place Museum hosts monthly walking tours of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, RI focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Recently 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 will begin at Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf, in downtown Bristol. The tour will then continue 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 will 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.
Linden Place and Bristol Yoga Studio Presents
Yoga Classes in the Gardens
Linden Place 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 setting of Linden Place gardens (or tented courtyard in the case of rain). You are left feeling your best!
$15 Drop In Rate or use 5/10 Class Card
Start Date: June 3rd
For more information, please contact Bristol Yoga Studio at 401-569-0147.
Bristol’s premier food and wine event at
Linden Place Mansion
“A Taste of Bristol & Beyond”
A marketing showcase and fundraiser to support the Mansion’s Restoration.
Linden Place Mansion to host “A Taste of Bristol and Beyond,” a feast for the food and wine lover’s senses, on Sunday October 20th, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Guests will enjoy gourmet samplings in the fabulously decorated ballroom and tented gardens of this magnificent estate as well as craft beers and fine wines. The natural beauty of Linden Place mansion and gardens will be enhanced, for “Taste of Bristol” guests, by some of New England’s top floral and event designs companies and Rockin’ Soul Horns will provide entertainment in the garden tent.
Eat well; sip fantastic wines and beers amidst exquisite surroundings while supporting the preservation of Linden Place and its cultural programs for the public. Over 40 restaurants, caterers, and breweries; a spectacular way to spend a fall afternoon!
Tickets for this feast for this premier event $65.00 per person for members of Linden Place and $75.00.00 for non-members, a portion of which is tax deductible. For reservations or more information about this October 20th event, please call (401) 253-0390
More Upcoming Events in 2013 (check back soon for more details!)
Thursday, September 19, 2013, Lecture by Claire Benson on Theodora DeWolf Colt.
TBA, Lecture by Robin Tremblay on Privateering
TBA, Lecture by Brown professor Onesimo Almeida “Azoreans in America”. Offered in partnership with RI Council for the Humanities. Date to be decided in June 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:00 PM. Members Only Christmas Preview Party.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30 PM. Michael DiMucci Holiday Concert. Linden Place’s holiday season will be ushered in with a Friday evening fundraiser concert and sing-a-long with the museum’s own “Josh Groban”, singer Michael DiMucci. This sure-to-sell-out concert will feature wine & desserts, a mix of classical numbers, Christmas standards, and will end this elegant evening with an audience participation sing-a-long. Tickets are $20, $16 for Linden Place members and $12 for Colt Circle Members. Tickets should be reserved in advance by calling the museum.
December 7th – A Performance of the Nutcracker with Island Moving Company. In the ballroom, two performances.
December 7th – December 29th, 2013 – Christmas at Linden Place Museum Enjoy the charm and beauty of Bristol at Christmas Time during Linden Place Mansion’s Christmas at Linden Place celebration. Linden Place Mansion will be decked for the holidays where surprises await the visitor in every room of Linden Place. Linden Place Mansion and museum store will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission during the holiday season is $10.00 for adults and $ 8.00 for seniors/students, $6youths (6-17; children under 6 are admitted free). Please consult our website at www.lindenplace.org for further details or call the office at 401-253-0390.