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A Trip to Blithewold Museum, Bristol, RI

Bay Club members recently enjoyed a visit to historic Bristol, Rhode Island to tour Blithewold Mansion just in time for the holidays. This year’s Christmas theme, “A Grand Tour or Europe” took participants from Paris to Italy to England, and many places in between. Each room displayed elaborate decorations with a feel of country to celebrate the Van Wickle family’s love of travel. Blithewold, a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay, was built by built by Augustus Van Wickle, a Pennsylvania coal baron and his wife, Bessie Pardee Van Wickle. Each year, numerous volunteers spend time decorating the 45 room mansion housed on the property. After the guided tour, members dined at Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grill, a favorite Bristol restaurant that served eclectic fare with a European flair. It was a great start to the holiday season!

Date: Friday, 7. December 2012 10:46
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