Learn about tulips, tribe on trips


The department of senior services has scheduled two field trips in May that will take visitors from Jamestown to Exeter to the Mashantucket reservation in Ledyard, Conn.

The first field to Wicked Tulips on Hog House Hill Road will depart May 12 from West Street. The Exeter farm has one of the largest self-picking flower fields in New England with more than 75 varieties of tulips in bloom.

Visitors are able to bring home fresh bouquets following a spring day in the fields. After leaving the farm, the field trip will include lunch at the Coast Guard House, a visit to a glassblower in Wakefield, and ice cream.

The second field trip scheduled for May 25 will include a guided tour of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Tribally-owned and operated since 1998, the museum brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. It serves as a resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the Northeast, and the 308,000-square-foot complex consists of permanent exhibits, a gallery, a 320-seat auditorium, a restaurant, and a gift shop.

Online reservations can be made through Jamestown.recdesk.com or by calling Molly Conlon at 401-423-9804.