Thursday, June 14, 2012
Rhody Ramble offers kids and families a chance to explore the most historic sites locally and throughout the state.
Looking for something fun and educational for the kids to do this summer? Rhody Ramble offers kids the chance to explore and learn about some of the most historic sites in Bristol, Warren and throughout the state. Rhody Ramble offers families with kids aged 5-12 an opportunity to explore 21 historic Rhode Island places this summer. The Rhody Ramble is a program of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, which is led by Preserve Rhode Island. The program is a summer adventure where kids follow mascot Rhody the Rambler (a RI Red rooster) around the state. The program’s brochure functions as a passport, with kids collecting stickers at each site. An online contest for prizes is the culmination of the program, which runs from Memorial …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Take a glimpse at some of the sights around Bristol and Warren.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Coggeshall Farm's 38th annual Harvest Fair draws crowds under the weekend's sunny blue skies.
People came from Bristol and beyond on a beautiful late-summer weekend to celebrate the Harvest Fair at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol's 18th-century farm museum. Vendors selling everything from maple syrup to lemonade and Johnnycakes, old-fashioned games, hay rides, pony rides, animals, reenactors and demonstrators ensured there was plenty to see and do. Funds raised from the annual event are an important source of income for the unique museum, which recreates a Rhode Island farm in the year 1799 with hands-on displays and heirloom plants and animals.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday mornings, children and adults alike can enjoy breakfast with a historic twist at Coggeshall Farm.
Like history? Like breakfast? Over at Coggeshall Farm, breakfast comes with a pre-industrial revolution twist. Check out the video to learn more about Saturday morning Breakfast in the Barnyard.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Five rare Gulf Coast Native sheep residing at Coggeshall Farm Museum got rid of their winter wools this past Saturday as the sun shone and temperatures rose into the 70s for the first time this season.
With the help of 35 year sheep shearing veteran Kevin Ford, the sheep were shorn and thier fleece prepared for a new incarnation into socks, sweaters, blankets and more as part of the "living" heritage museum's Rhode Island Fiber and Wool Festival. The festival, brainchild of Chairperson Lynda Rhynard, of the Rhode Island Spinners Guild and a small group of dedicated fiber enthusiast's is now in it's fifth year and a venue for nearly 40 fiber vendors from across the region. "One cold December night we held an impromptu meeting of the minds and the plan was hatched,"Rhynard said. "Once the farm agreed to host the event, we were on our way." Acccording to Rhynard, Rhode Island was the only state in New England to host a small fiber festival …