Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
30
Thu
Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm
Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Sep
13
Thu
Ocean Inno Tech Fest @ McCoy Stadium
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ocean Inno Tech Fest @ McCoy Stadium

Ocean Inno Tech Fest (#OITF2018), Rhode Island’s inaugural technology festival and showcase, will take place on September 13 in Pawtucket’s iconic McCoy Stadium. Students, startups, entrepreneurs, investors and leading technology companies – like Hasbro, Dassault Systems, Amica, RI Mobile Maker Lab and FM Global – will converge for a day of innovation, connection, collaboration, and education. Build your brand. Find top-tier talent. Partner with key vendors. Hear from emerging leaders. Experience professional drone racing and enjoy the region’s tastiest food. Come to #OITF2018 and learn why Rhode Island is the newest hotbed for innovation on a global scale.

Slavery, Emancipation and Freedom in New England @ St. John's Cathedral (Episcopal)
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Center for Reconciliation will sponsor a six week course taught by Prof. Joanne Pope Melish, visiting scholar in the American Studies department at Brown. The course will meet for six Thursdays from Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, and will examine New England’s complex relationship with slavery and its racial legacies.. The rise of maritime commercial New England, and Rhode Island in particular, was fueled by the American trade in enslaved Africans and the use of enslaved indigenous and African laborers in New England to produce cheese, grain, livestock, and other commodities for export to the slave societies of the West Indies. The second, industrial phase of New England’s growth and development was rooted in the success of its textile industry, almost entirely dependent on slave-grown cotton and Southern markets for cotton and woolen textiles to clothe slaves; at the same time, slavery as a moral and political issue inflamed New England politics in both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course will explore these historical developments and their racialized legacies, including the twentieth-century effects of urban renewal, gentrification, preservation, and the war on drugs.

Sign up by August 15 for the early bird cost of $45. After August 15, the cost will be $65. Limited scholarships are available. Contact info@cfrri.org

Sep
15
Sat
“Tales of the Slave Trade” Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am
"Tales of the Slave Trade" Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on Saturday at 11:00am. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Sep
16
Sun
Preserving the Harvest @ Casey Farm
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Preserving the Harvest @ Casey Farm

Once you’ve eaten all the fruits and vegetables you want during the growing season, how can you use the surplus harvest to take that farm-fresh goodness into the cold season to come? Learn how our ancestors saved their bounty through canning, pickling, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Expert teachers from the Coastal Growers Market and Casey Farm guide you in some of these methods, adapted for today’s home cook, using local produce. You’ll go home with recipes to try and samples we make together. Food, supplies, and a tour of the Casey Farm fields are included.

$20 Historic New England members and Rhode Island Historical Society members
$25 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 401-295-1030 or buy online.
http://shop.historicnewengland.org/CAS-HARVEST-10445/

RIHS members must call to receive discount.

Sep
27
Thu
Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm
Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Oct
6
Sat
Bowie Live Ultimate Bowie Tribute Band @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The undertaking, or more to the point, privilege of presenting the music and experience of David Bowie is a challenging endeavor indeed. The size and scope of this icon’s catalog spans decades and many different musical styles that make it an exciting and demanding pursuit for any group of musicians.With the utmost respect, Bowie live -The Ultimate David Bowie Tribute delivers the goods. The closest thing sonically and visually to witnessing Bowie in all phases of his legendary career. Chris Theoret channels David Bowie like no other. A tall, thin white duke himself with a voice unrivaled! He was simply meant to continue giving audiences the experience of witnessing this legend in his prime. Close your eyes and listen, you’ll be transported.

Oct
13
Sat
“Tales of the Slave Trade” Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am
"Tales of the Slave Trade" Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on Saturday at 11:00am. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Linden Place Mansion 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. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth 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 extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of 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 your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.