Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Presentation
In observance of Black History Month in February, Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI will host a special presentation in Linden Place Mansion focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the triangle 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.
This talk brings to light the extensive involvement of the northern states in slavery and how many families, including the DeWolfs of Linden Place, profited from and promoted the slave trade.
The presentation will take place on Saturday, February 22 at 10:00am at historic Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf.
Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students and free for Linden Place members.
Space is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390.
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Friends of Linden Place is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of the historic house museum at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, and for the promotion of cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the community. The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May to October, during the holiday season, and also by appointment.