Upcoming Events

BH&PS Walking Tours 
Every Saturday in June, July, August and September.  
Click on Calendar tab for tour start times, topics and routes.
All walking tours are $10 or $5 for Society members.  
Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

KIDS Scavenger Hunts 
June, July and August.  Click on Calendar tab for Scavenger dates. 

Saturday, June 23rd at 2 p.m.
with tour guide Rei Battcher

A historic downtown walking tour along Byfield Street beginning at 2 p.m. along Hope, High, Church and Milk Streets to access the charming Byfield Street neighborhood. The tour begins and ends at 48 Court Street.  $10 or $5 for Society members.  Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday, June 30th at 10 a.m.

Walk this romantic and historic Juniper Hill Cemetery with arborist, Chris Fletcher, and learn about its unique history of people, stones and amazing trees.  A perfect example of the rural cemetery movement of the mid 1800s of landscaped grounds, it has winding lanes and beautiful plantings.  Many of the familiar names of early Bristol families are on the headstones including the Wardwells, the Bradfords, the Dimonds, the DeWolfs, to name just a few, and all of whom have left stories to be told.

Tour begins at the stone gates at the entrance to Juniper Hill Cemetery, 24 Sherry Avenue, Bristol.  $10 per person or $5 for Society members.  Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

June 10, July 22 & August 19
Join in for one or two or three meetings of this year's seafaring Summer History Book Club.  
Meet on these three Sundays at the Society at 1 p.m. 
FREE and open to the public.  
No pre-registration needed.  
Just show up and bring your own brown bag lunch 
 and the Society will provide drinks and pastries.    

The reading line-up is:

June 10th
"In the Heart of the Sea:  The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick.
July 22nd
"Two Years Before the Mast"
by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.  
This meeting will also include the much shorter book
"To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage" also by Dana.
August 19th
"Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Blobe"
by Laurence Bergreen. 


July 21 - All Day

Visit both houses with escorted tours:  one before lunch and one after lunch.  
$75 per person
  Includes bus coach transportation, admission and escorted tours to both houses, and all gratuities.  
Deli Lunch Available for $15

Note:  It is necessary, at the Mark Twain House, to climb at least two sets of stairs.

    We will depart Bristol from the ACE parking lot on the corner of Hope and Gooding Avenue at 8:30am.   When we arrive at the Mark Twain House, half of the Group will tour there, the other half will proceed to the Stowe House. 

Upon completion of these tours, we will take a break for Lunch.

After Lunch, the Groups will resume the tours at the opposite house.  
A movie is also available for the Group to view.  The tours are completely escorted.

DELI-LUNCH @ $15 each – Choice of Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Ham, Angus Roast Beef, Tuscan Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Egg

          Salad Sandwich or Veggie Wrap, Dessert, Apple, Water or Soda.

          $15 payable with reservation.



CONTACT: Roberta A. Saucier to make reservations and for more details.  
401-253-7619 or Tripforu@aol.com.     


August 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Statehouse on the Common, 240 High Street.

The Society is looking for donations! 
Free pickup of your donations* starting now... call Dan Manchester at 401-829-9340.
(Dan is BH&PS Board Member and Flea Market Chair) 
You may also leave your donations at the Society during open hours.

Do you want to set up a 10 x 10 tent and
set up your own items at the BH&PS Flea Market?
Just $25 each.  
Contact Dan at 401-829-9340 to reserve your space
on the Statehouse grounds - south of the building.

* For donations:  Please no clothing,
exercise equipment, large pieces of furniture, appliances, or old televisions.

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