Who Tells Your Story?


Using primary sources, students will learn about the lives of three separate groups who lived in Bristol Harbor– Indigenous, Settlers, and Enslaved. After investigating the history of the Bristol slave trade and the Pokanoket tribe, students will have an opportunity to try their hands at some of the practical skills and lessons imparted by 18th-century writers. This program is approximately 2 hours.

Offered At

Coggeshall Farm Museum

Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With a new, innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, enriching events and educational programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.



History, 18th Century, Writing


100 students


120 min.


Field Trip


4, 5

Price Options

$10.00 per Person for Adults

$10.00 per Person for Students