Lecture & Book Signing: The Leaders of Rhode Island’s Golden Age

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On Thursday, July 11, 2019, local author and President of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, Patrick Conley, will take us through important points in RI’s history, the subject of his newly published book, The Leaders of Rhode Island’s Golden Age.


It was during this period (1861-1900) that Rhode Island played a leadership role in the Industrial Revolution.


From military leaders like General Ambrose Burnside to social reformers such as Sarah Elizabeth Doyle and architects Charles F. McKim and Stanford White, they ensured that the state’s contributions to the nation would never be forgotten.


Through this lecture, guests will learn about the influential Rhode Islanders who helped make this span of time the greatest in the state’s history!


Dr. Patrick Conley is the President of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, president of the Heritage Harbor Museum and chairman of the Rhode Island Senior Olympics.


This event takes place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm inside the historic mansion.


Tickets are $10, $5 for Linden Place members. Conley’s book will be for sale and he will sign copies following the talk.


Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 401-253-0390, visiting or email


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.