2013 BHS UPCOMING EVENTS : Come join us!
Sunday, July 28th, (1pm-4pm) - BHS 28th Annual Postcard Show
Saturday, August 10th, 1pm - Remembering The Korean War
Thursday, August 15th, 7pm - Rememberances of Lake Compounce With Lynda Russell & Carrie Norton. Bring your favorite artifacts and memories of the lake!
Thursday, September 5th, 7pm - Hula Hoops to High Fashion, Revist the G.Fox Company of the 1950's. Presented by Elizabeth Abbe.
Saturday, September 7th, 1pm - History of the Treadway Family, Presented by Wade Treadway.
Friday, October 18th, Doors open at 5:30pm - Evening on The Hill: BHS Annual Auction.
Thursday, October 24th, 7pm - Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say, Presented by Virginia Wolf.
Thursday, November 21st, 7pm - Streetscape: The Origins of Bristol Street Names, Presented by Bob Adamczyk.
Saturday, December 7th, 10am-4pm - BHS Annual Christmas Fair, Featuring local vendors and white elephant tables.
Through July 28th: Doodads, Gizmos, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Contest
Can you identify the most objects in our special collection?
April through July 28th at the Museum
"Doodads, gizmos, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits" are all terms we use to name objects when we don't know what they are or when we have forgotten their name.
The Society has displayed 50 or so artifacts from its collection that we thought you might enjoy identifying. The first person to correctly identify all the objects will win an Images of Bristol book.
The contest will end on July 28, 2013. If there is no winner the first person to identify the most objects will win.
Remembering the Korean War
Saturday, August 10th, 1pm
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War the Memorial Military Museum will present a Korean Veterans Roundtable on August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
The public is invited to hear seven veterans of the Korean War share their stories. That conflict has been called, "The Forgotten War." But as one veteran said, "Maybe tucked away but not forgotten." The Roundtable will consist of US Army veterans: Frank Parker, Earl Dube, Willie Lavoie, Richard Avery, Rene Soto, Renaud Albert and US Navy veteran Charles Ricker.
A special Korean War exhibit will be on display until December 1, 2013. Free Admission.
Photo courtesy of BHS member Frank Parker.
Remembrances of Lake Compounce
Thusday, August 15th, 7pm
Carrie Norton and Lynda Russell will co-host a trip down memory lane at Lake Compounce at the Bristol Historical Society. This event will include an exhibit of memorabilia from the Lake and for children of all ages we have one of the original bumper cars which will remain on display throughout August. The car is a great photo opportunity. The program begins at 7 pm at BHS, located at 98 Summer Street, Bristol. The event is free to members and $5 to non-members.
"From Hula Hoops to High Fashion": G. Fox in the 1950s
Thursday, September 5th, 7pm
The Bristol Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) are teaming up to bring you “From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s”. Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will lead you down memory lane with a look at Connecticut’s favorite department store. She will take you back, floor by floor, to the days when G. Fox was the largest privately-owned department store in the U.S. Elizabeth will also give you some insight into the woman who made every shopping experience a joy – Beatrice Fox Auerbach.
In conjunction with Elizabeth’s talk the Bristol Historical Society has put together an exhibit and booklet (for sale) that talk’s about Bristol’s grand department store, The Muzzy Brothers Company. Muzzy Brothers was a miniature version of G. Fox that stood on Main Street in Bristol for over 80 years.
Both of these stores hold powerful associations. They remind us of a time when department stores on Main Streets throughout America lured shoppers to a world of merchandise that filled every imaginable need from clothing to home furnishings. Christmastime was always a special time of the year at department stores across America.
So revisit G. Fox and Muzzy Brothers, where the customer was always right! Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases from either store. CHS will have some tables for display of G. Fox treasures, and bring your favorite stories of each store.
Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society The exterior of the 11-story G. Fox building, which opened in 1918 to replace an earlier G. Fox building that had been destroyed in a 1917 fire.
History of the Treadway Family
Saturday, September 7th, 1pm
The history of this influential and wealthy Bristol family will be presented by Wade Treadway. This program is free.
Photo of Charles S. Treadway