The Society is a membership organization and welcomes new members.  When you become a member of the BH&PS, you will be joining a group founded in 1936 which was formed to "promote interest in historical research and preservation."  

Renewal membership notices for the 2018-2019 year are being mailed to current members in May of 2018.
New member applications are always available.  
Email or call 401-253-7223 for an application to be mailed to you.

See below to pay your membership using PayPal.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to BH&PS and mail to:  BH&PS, PO Box 356, Bristol, RI  02809.  Be sure to include your name, full mailing address, telephone and email address so that we may be in contact with you.

All members will be included on the mailing lists for events.  Thank you for your support!

KIDS Membership @ $10

  Student Membership @ $20

  Individual Membership @ $25

  Family Membership @ $35

  Contributor Membership @ $50

  Sustainer Membership @ $100

  Life Membership @ $500

  Business Membership @ $100

  Additional Donation

 A membership to the BHPS is a great gift for those who love Bristol and its history. Just send us a check with your name and the recipient's name and address (and email if you have it) and we'll take care of the rest.  We'll send a membership to your friend with a note that it is a gift from you. You are welcome to chose from amount the categories listed above.

Send to:  BHPS, Attention Catherine Zipf, Executive Director, PO BOX 356, Bristol, RI 02809

Benefits of membership include the following activities at the Society:
  • monthly lectures with guest speakers on history and architecture
  • special exhibits on local and regional topics
  • dinner and lunch meetings with guest speakers
  • walking tours by local historians on topics of historic note
  • historic house tours
  • book sales
  • historic house plaque program
  • historical research of primary source documents, manuscripts, shipping papers and photographs
  • genealogical research
  • monthly genealogy club
  • KIDS events, including "Play with the Past" living history events and scavenger hunts
  • summer history book club
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