The Historical Society has many committees and is always looking for interested volunteers. From office support to cataloguing and caring for the collection to helping with publicity, the website or the programs, this is a great way to meet people and stay involved.
Please call the Historical Society offices at 860-583-6309 if you would like more information on any of these opportunities, or to offer your own time and talent to help preserve our past and tell the community's story for the future.
BHS members Kevin Prior, Bob Boudreau and Bob Alim generously donate a memorable 10 course dinner and a high tea each year to the Evening on the Hill Annual Auction which they host in their home, Broadview Manor, to the delight of the guests. Pictured are the chefs, Kevin and Bob B., joined by BHS member Joel Patterson (center) who acted as assistant sous chef.
Bristol Historical Society member and Revolutionary War re-enactment enthusiast Tom Angels, wearing the tricorn hat, uses Historical Society member Joel Patterson as a model. The talk was sponsored by the city's Cemetery Commission in Downs Cemetery on October 12. Both Downs Cemetery and the Lewis Street Cemetery each have over 30 Revolutionary War soldiers buried within its fences. More talks are planned for spring.
Be A Greeter or a Worker Bee!
Volunteers are always needed to assist at the many programs and events the Historical Society hosts during the month, including the popular Third Thursday lecture series. Can't attend the event? No problem - we also have a loyal group of bakers who supply us with refreshments.
Flood of '55 Oral Interviews
(L-R) Ann Draper Hayes shows her wedding album to Marie, David, and Yolande Fournier before her oral history interview. She was married the day after the flooding in 1955 at St. Joseph's Church. Marie Fournier was also interviewed about her flood experiences living on the corner of Barnes and Tulip Street.