BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY


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BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY. 

UPDATED HOURS FOR THE MUSEUM & LIBRARY
1:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (year around)
2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (May through October) 

Also open by special appointment.  Call 401-253-7223. 

Free to members and $3 for non-members.
Contact the Society for special guided tours of our collections or for research in our library.
401-253-7223 or info@bhps.necoxmail.com
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Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale
in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Society members will receive direct mailings of upcoming events and this site will provide updates as they occur.  To become a member, stop by the Society during open hours or click on the membership page to your left.


Fall Walking Tours

Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m. Meet at the Society, 48 Court Street. 
"Historic Trees of Downtown Bristol"
with Bill Chittick

Saturday, September 26th at 10 a.m. Meet at the Society, 48 Court Street. 
"Dating a Building:  Understanding the Architecture of Bristol"
with Dr. Kevin Jordan

Sunday, October 4th at 2 p.m. Meet at the Society, 48 Court Street.
"Bombed and Burned" (One Day During the Revolutionary War)
with Rei Battcher as Simeon Potter

Saturday, October 10th at 10 a.m.  Meet at the Gates to Juniper Hill Cemetery, Sherry Avenue, Bristol
"A Tour of the History of the People, the Stones and the Trees at Juniper Hill"
with Chris Fletcher

Date and Time in October To Be Determined
"East Burial Ground"
with Jacob Begin


Thursday Afternoon Walking Tours of Downtown Bristol
June through October at 3 p.m.

Free to Members, $5 for Non-Members 

Tours conducted by historian Rei Battcher.
All tours begin at 3 p.m. at Society Headquarters (48 Court Street).

Different tour direction and topic each week.  Call ahead for weekly topic
or click on Historic Walking Tours link on left.  
Tours cancelled in case of rain.



Genealogy Club Meetings

Open To All
Meets regularly on the 1st Saturday of the month except for July and August.  If it falls on the Saturday of a holiday weekend, the group will meet the following Saturday.
Next Meeting on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 9 a.m. at 48 Court Street




OPEN HOURS  

Our Museum and library are open year around on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and beginning on May 9, 2015, Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m.  And we also always open by special appointment.  Call ahead for special tours of our collections or for access to our research library.  Free to members and $2 for non members. Bring your out-of-town guests for a tour. Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.






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Collections

Founded in 1936 to promote interest in historical research and preservation, to stimulate the study of the history of Southern New England, especially the Town of Bristol, to collect and preserve whatever pertains thereto, and to provide museum quarters for the exhibition of the same and a meeting space for our members.

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