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September 16, 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.