Lantern Tour 2022

Lantern Tour 2022: After a two-year hiatus, the popular West Cemetery Lantern Tour is returning on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The Historical Society is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Bristol Cemetery Commission. For those who have not attended in previous years, during this evening guided walk through West Cemetery, you will be introduced to some notable cemetery “residents” who will share some of their history with attendees. This is an engaging way to spend an evening and learn a little Bristol history. Tours will step off at 6:50pm, ...

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BHS Asks You to Share Your Experience

BHS Asks You to Share Your Experience Along with other historical societies and associations throughout the country, the Bristol Historical Society is also interested in seeking input from Bristol residents during the corona virus health crisis. To document these experiences for future generations we would like to hear from all age groups. The following variety of questions are examples; other topics and experiences are most welcome: Have you kept a journal? How did you spend the day? How many books have you read to your children? How did you support ...

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Bristol Historical Society scholarship winner now a volunteer

Published on Monday, 5 February 2018 21:42, The Bristol Press Written by Lorenzo Burgio BRISTOL - A college scholarship awarded to Eric Frenette by the Bristol Historical Society 15 years ago is being recycled back into the community. “I was fortunate to get that scholarship,” said Frenette of the $500 scholarship from the historical society he was awarded upon graduating from high school in 2002. Frenette, a self-proclaimed history buff, attended the University of Connecticut, where he obtained a master’s degree in school counseling. Soon after, he ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

Witch’s Dungeon 2014 Bristol Mum Parade Float wins 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 ...

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