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.Community Events

  1. Summer Arts Camp at Linden Place Mansion

    July 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - July 28, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Linden Place Mansion

    Kids Unleash their Creativity at Summer Arts Camp at Linden Place Mansion! Registration is now taking place for Linden Place’s Summer Arts Camp for Kids. This weekday creative camp is for camper’s ages 6-12 and takes place on the beautiful, historic grounds of Linden Place Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. Each day is filled with creative fun from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm. Campers participate in a variety of activities from costume making to games on the Mansion grounds, from arts and crafts to writing and singing music, and to playmaking and creating dances. Each one-week session ends with a performance staged by campers for friends and family to enjoy! There are two one-week sessions, each arranged around a different theme. Week one (July 10-14) is “Stars & Stripes”, a patriotic theme followed by Week two (July 24-28) theme of “South Pacific & the High Seas”. Parents can register their children for one week or both weeks of camp.

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  2. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Feast

    July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017 @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

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  3. Bristol "Tales of the Slave Trade" Walking Tour

    July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Linden Place Mansion

    Linden Place hosts a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave 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. Learn how Bristol, New England, and all of America were impacted by the slave trading DeWolf’s of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. Tremblay has researched RI's connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail. The guided tour begins at Linden Place, the mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour continues through historic Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames St, pointing out 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.

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  4. Slavery Trail Walking Tour of Bristol

    July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Linden Place Museum

    Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Learn how Bristol, New England, and all of America were impacted by the slave trading DeWolfs of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. Tremblay has extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail. The guided tour will begin at 10am on Saturday, June 17 at Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. 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.

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