May 10, 2012 to May 31, 2012
Linden Place Museum will exhibit its rare 1820s horse drawn coach as well as carriage-era travel accessories loaned from Bristol Historical Preservation Society and photographs of the Senator James DeWolf coach from the collection of Bristol resident Edward Castro.
This exhibit invites the viewer in to the nineteenth century horse-drawn vehicle era when owning a coach represented money, position and power. The Linden Place coach once carried slave trader and second wealthiest man in America, James DeWolf, from Bristol to Washington, D.C. where he served in the United States Senate. This exhibit shares the story of horse drawn travel on rough, rutted roads in the earliest days of our nation’s history. Flamboyant industrialist Sam Colt, nephew to Senator DeWolf and to the gun inventing Samuel P. Colt, rode the Linden Place coach in the Bristol Fourth of July parade, of which he was grand marshal.
The exhibit opens on May 10 with a free gallery talk at 7 p.m. by Bristol resident and past Fourth of July parade grand marshal, Ed Castro. The coach exhibit continues throughout May during regular tour hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
|Cost||Members free, non-members $8, seniors/AAA/students $6|
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