Welcome to the BH&PS web site.
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BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY.
1:00 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
1:00 to 3 p.m. Summer Saturdays (June through October)
and by special appointment.
Call ahead for special tours of our collections or for access to our research library. Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items are available for sale in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.
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.
As of December 2015, Fire, Burglar and Security systems at the BHPS are fully installed due to the receipt of a generous $15,000 matching grant from The 1772 Foundation. The BHPS has motion alarms and security cameras throughout the building, has a secured entry alarm system and a fire alarm system that is directly linked to the Town of Bristol Fire Department. As part of its 2015 Matching Grants for Historic Preservation made available to organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island, The 1772 Foundation Grant has enabled the Society to protect its unique research library, its extensive paper document room, the significant portrait collection, and all of the other artifacts throughout the building.