Bristol, RI (November, 2009) Come celebrate Christmastime at Linden Place! Christmas, 2009 at Linden Place Museum marks the end of the 20th anniversary year (1989 to 2009) of the Friends of Linden Place stewardship of the 1810 Federal-style mansion as well as the beginning of its 200th Birthday celebration, 1810 to 2010.
Daniel Wallace, a Landscape Architect and designer from Newton, MA, with Bristol ties, along with his team of volunteers is planning and co-ordinating the decorating effort this year. The theme “Reflections of Christmas” at Linden Place will in part interpret past celebrations and the opulent lifestyle of the Colt-Dewolf family, who occupied the house for seven generations, as well as reflect a sense of today through his selection of decorations and material placed throughout the mansion.
On Saturday, December 12th, tour participants of every age will love our living wax museum and scavenger hunt featuring our own History Kids dressed in period costume stationed about the mansion to answer questions about the museum and furnishings. They will also have on display their historic artifacts including a tea brick, a sugar cone and nippers, a stereo opticon, historic clothing, representing Colonial, Early American and Victorian styles and much more. Additionally, the mansion’s second floor hall will include a reflection of a children’s Christmas celebration featuring a children’s tree and antique toys.
Linden Place will continue the festivities with a performance by East Bay’s own Michael DiMucci, at 7:30 PM on Friday, December 18th at 7:30 PM in the Ballroom of Linden Place.
Michael DiMucci’s eclectic repertoire and experience in opera, musical theatre and jazz has enabled him to perform with groups from the Rhode Island Philharmonic to swing bands like Avenue A. He will perform a mix of classical numbers, Christmas standards, and will end this elegant evening with an audience participation sing-a-long. Tickets are $20, $16 for Linden Place members and $12 for Colt Circle Members. This holiday event sells out every year so make your reservation early by calling the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390.
Linden Place Mansion and museum store will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from Dec 11th through Dec 30th. Admission during the holiday season is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 seniors and $ 6.00 for youths (6-17; children under 6 are admitted free). Please consult our website at www.lindenplace.org for further details or call the office at 401-253-0390.