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Bristol Historical Society Holds Annual Dinner

Historical Society holds Spring Dinner The Bristol Observer May 24, 2016 The Bristol Historical Society held its Annual Spring Dinner at Nuchie’s Restaurant on Thursday evening, May 19. Murdo Smith served as Master of Ceremony. A banquet program book was given to all attendees. The design and formatting of this booklet was completed through the efforts of volunteer member, Paula O’Keefe. “The Bristol Historical Society wishes to thank all the wonderful sponsors who placed ads in this booklet, as well as, businesses and individuals who contributed items for the raffle,” said a press release from the society. Several recogni...

Bristol Goes to the Movies!

In this 2-part program at the Bristol Historical Society, the 5 movies listed below were chosen to show how they affected the American audiences and America in general. The 2nd part of the program which will be held on July 16, 2015, at BHS as part of the Third Thursday Program, 7pm, relates the history of the local theatres that once existed in Bristol. Friday March 13, 7pm, The Crowd (1928-Silent), directed by King Vidor. This movie was produced at the end of the Silent Era and shows a slice-of-life story of a working-class family during the Jazz Age. If you have never seen a silent movie here is your chance to see one of the very best. Cast: ...

Witch’s Dungeon named scariest place to visit in CT!

MapQuest named Witch's Dungeon the top scariest places to visit in Connecticut! Read more about it here.

The Witch’s Dungeon Open for 5 Weekends (WFSB)

Witch’s Dungeon 2014 Bristol Mum Parade Float wins Mayor’s Award

Witch’s Dungeon 2014 Bristol Mum Festival Float

Witch’s Dungeon Float wins Mayor’s Award!

Witch's Dungeon Float wins 2014 Mayor's Award!

A trip through time: Lantern Cemetery Tour Held

Friday, September 26, 2014 9:22 PM EDT By BRIAN M. JOHNSON BRISTOL PRESS STAFF WRITER BRISTOL — Bristol’s history was illuminated Friday during the inaugural lantern tour of West Cemetery. Over 100 people flocked to the historic cemetery at 49 Pound St. for the tour sponsored by the Cemetery Commission, The Bristol Historical Society and the West Cemetery Association. It was funded with a $500 grant from The Main Street Community Foundation. Many arrived over a half-hour early, while the last rays of the sun were still sinking beneath the horizon. Chris and Darcy Busa of Bristol found out about the event via ...

Forestville’s Jean Bradley Remembered

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:47 PM EDT To the Editor: The Bristol Historical Society lost one of its most beloved and valued members this Monday, Sept. 8, with the passing of Jean Bradley. A life-long member of Forestville, Jean was a founding member of the organization and was recognized in 2013 at our annual dinner for over 40 years of service. She was also designated as Volunteer of the Year in 1996. Jean served as nominating committee chairperson for many years. She also served most of her career with our organization as a member of the Board of Directors. This year she was named the first “Emeritus Director” of the Board! This ...

Hamill feels the force is with museum’s new home

By STEVE COLLINS BRISTOL PRESS STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The actor who played Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films is happy the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum has found a new home. After learning from museum creator Cortlandt Hull about the new location in the Bristol Historical Society’s building on Summer Street, actor Mark Hamill emailed this week, “What a fantastic venue this will be.” Hamill told Hull the historic building “looks like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story.” Hull, who founded the museum in 1966, said one of the movie artifacts he plans to display this fall is a plexiglass star ...