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Dr. Matthew C. Perry to Lecture at Linden Place


Museum about the American Heroes in His Family Tree


“Two Commodores, a DeWolf and a Journey to Japan”



Linden Place Museum and Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a lecture on Thursday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Linden Place Museum


Dr. Matthew C. Perry will talk about the life of his ancestors, Commodore Matthew C. Perry who opened the ports of Japan and, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who led America to victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. These American heroes were closely associated with Bristol, Rhode Island through the marriage of their brother, Captain Raymond Perry, to Marianne Dewolf, daughter of U.S. Senator and notorious slave trader from Bristol, James DeWolf. Dr. Perry will share personal anecdotes and information acquired through research on his famous ancestors.


The lecture, which is co-sponsored by Linden Place and the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society, will take place inside Linden Place Mansion on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM.  Admission is free for Linden Place and BHPS members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are recommended. 


Please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or e-mail at info@lindenplace.org for more information or to make reservations.


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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Need a change of scenery during this long winter? Join the Linden Place Museum Community and Travelinque on a fun-filled motor coach trip to HISTORIC HARTFORD AND COLT’S CONNECTICUT on Sat, April 5th.

 Rescheduled - New Date to be Listed Soon so Check Back!!

Enjoy guided visits to Wadsworth Athenaeum, the 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.


Included is a boxed lunch at Wadsworth Athenaeum, a musical dinner program at the Mystic Hilton featuring traditional sear faring songs, and round-trip transportation from Bristol. The cost for Linden Place members and their guests is $119.00 and $129.00 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.






Saturday, April 12, 2014

10:00 A.M.


 Linden Place Museum will host a 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 will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 10:00am and 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.




Rare Book Lecture and Appraisals at Linden Place


Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7PM


Ken Gloss, owner of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston and an appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” to lecture at Linden Place, Bristol



That old book that’s been collecting dust on your shelf might be rare and valuable. Find out on Thursday April 17th at 7:00 PM at a lecture and appraisal event at Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street, Bristol. Presenter Ken Gloss will talk about rare books in the elegant parlors of the mansion, followed by a question-and-answer session and then he will offer free verbal assessments of books and documents that guests have brought with them (maximum two per guest).


This evening will also feature several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from Brattle Book Shop’s private collection such as a 1912 World Series Scorecard, iconic issues of Life Magazine, a sales brochure that promoted the Titanic 


“New England homes are treasure-troves for old and rare books that have increased in value over the years,” says Gloss. Find out if yours is one of them!


Admission is $10, $5 for Linden Place Members and reservations are recommended. For further information about this talk and to make reservations, please contact the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or info@lindenplace.org


Tenor Michael DiMucci to Perform in Linden Place


Season Opener


Friday, May 2, 2014


7:30 P.M.


Season opening concert titled “Everything Old is New Again” to be held in the historic ballroom at Linden Place

Linden Place Mansion will open the season with a springtime evening concert with pianist and singer Michael DiMucci in the mansion’s historic Ballroom on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.  Tenor and pianist, DiMucci, and guest artists, Richard Partelo, horn, and Suzan Campagna, oboe, will perform a concert of songs from a wide variety of contemporary musical genres. This concert features classical instruments performing modern, new arrangements of songs from musical theatre, standards and original music.

A Linden Place favorite, DiMucci has performed throughout New England and has produced two studio albums including his latest recording, "Primavera; Live at Linden Place". Michael DiMucci’s eclectic repertoire and experience in opera, musical theatre and jazz has enabled him to perform with groups from the Rhode Island Philharmonic to swing bands like Avenue A. 

Tickets are $20, $16 for Linden Place members and $12 for Colt Circle members. Tickets should be reserved by calling the museum at 401-253-0390.

DeWolf Tavern on the Bristol waterfront will offer a special pre-fixe menu for concert goers for $19.95 per person. Please make reservations in advance and ask for the pre-fixe menu and a seating no later than 5:30 p.m. to ensure arrival at Linden Place for the 7:30 p.m. performance. For reservations, contact the DeWolf Tavern at 401-254-2005.


Tickets Now on Sale for Linden Place Mansion’s Annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic


Linden Place is the best seat in town for viewing the nationally famous Bristol Fourth of July Parade!



Linden Place, an 1810 Federal mansion in the heart of Bristol, RI will be hosting its Annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic on Friday, July 4, 2014.  Located directly on the historic Bristol Fourth of July Parade route, Linden Place will be offering reserved bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under the shade of the Linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities and elbow room!



Watch the annual parade in patriotic style and support the restoration of this Bristol landmark!  Tickets are $75 for adults, $50 for children and include both breakfast and lunch.  Linden Place members receive a $10 discount on tickets.  Stop by the Linden Place office to reserve tickets at 500 Hope Street, by telephone at (401) 253-0390 or click here to download a registration brochure. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early.


Summer Arts Camp at Linden Place

 Summer, 2014

Save the Dates!

 Download Camp Information & Brochure Here

Week 1: July 7-11, 2014

Dig it! An Archeological adventure through ancient civilizations


Week 2: July 21-25, 2014

Yummy! A culinary journey around the world through the fine arts


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.


Registration is $185 per student per week (includes 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.


Save the Date!

Summer History Camp at Linden Place Museum 

Who said history is boring?  Linden Place History Camp provides kids with the ultimate summer adventure - a week-long trip through time!



 Registration is now taking place for Linden Place's Summer History Camp for Kids, a week-long summer camp focused on the Colonial period in Rhode Island for 3rd – 6th grade students. Summer History Camp offers kids the chance to step back into 1810 Bristol and spend some time living the life of a Colonial child and explore the past and the world around them through enriching and engaging activities.  Join the fun with games, stories, crafts, painting, drawing and outdoor expeditions. Your curious youngster will love discovering history in a camp designed just for them!

Linden Place’s History Kids will take mini field trips around Bristol, do hands-on arts and crafts, weave their own cloth, play Colonial games, scavenger hunts, portrait painting, ballroom dancing, parlor games, create skits and a play, visit and learn about Linden Place Mansion, its archives and other historic sites, learn the real meaning of "Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" and other old fashioned sayings.

Linden Place History Camp will take place July 14-18, 2014, from 9:00am to 2:45pm each day. Registration is $175 per student per week 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 Grade 3-6. To register or to request a registration form, please call 401-253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org.






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