Bristol and the slave trade

COURTESY LINDEN PLACE MUSEUM
Learn about a Bristol family’s involvement in the triangular slave trade Saturday at Bristol’s Linden Place Museum.
Posted 1/29/13
Event Date
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Event Location
Linden Place Museum
500 Hope St.
Bristol
Additional Info
Cost: $10 adults, $8
seniors and
students, free for
members.
Reservations are
recommended. For
more information or
to make a
reservation, call
(401) 253-0390 or
visit the website.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10
a.m.

In observance of Black History Month, Linden Place Museum will offer a special presentation on Bristol’s DeWolf family and its involvement with the triangle slave trade. The DeWolfs, Bristol’s premier family of the 18th and early 19th centuries, were once one of New England’s largest traders of slaves. The presentation will cover Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade in the historic Federal-style mansion that was built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf.

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