Virtual Walk through Historic Bristol

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Benjamin Church Senior Center

Event Details

Take a Walk Through an Historic Bristol Neighborhood--no Sneakers Required!

How do people choose a place where they would like to live? How they build a neighborhood and a community? Let's take a virtual walk along Wood Street in Bristol, from the comfort of your chair.

Before the Portuguese, the Italians, and the Irish, the free black community of Bristol settled in what was named "New Goree" in the late 1700s. Learn about the leaders of the community who built a church, and a school, and elected their own governor--and paved the way for later immigrants to the area.

After the show, we'll have 10 reservations available for anyone who would like to videotape a brief memory of living or working or worshipping in this area. Bring a memento that reminds you of that time you would like! Sign up with the Senior Center Staff.

If more than 10 people sign up, no worries--we'll have an 'overflow' day of recordings at the Rogers Free Library at a date to be announced.

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Lynn Smith, BIPOC History Project
Benjamin Church Senior Center
(401) 253-8458