THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO OUR ANNUAL APPEAL. WE FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU.
We miss you!! While our building may be closed, our workaholic staff, Board, and volunteers are tirelessly preparing for when we reopen. It is so important that Bristol’s history—your history—continues to serve our local community, whether by Pandora's blog, socially distant walking tours, exhibits, or Zoom programs.
Your support matters more than ever during this pandemic. Whatever the amount, your donation is deeply appreciated.
Please stay safe!!
Note: Did you know that under the CARES Act, passed in March of 2020, individuals who file their 2020 income taxes using the standard deduction may deduct up to $300 in donations made to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations like the BH&PS? Please verify with your accountant or tax preparer for details, but in the meantime, this NY Times article gives the broad outline: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/your-money/charity-deductions-taxes-coronavirus.html?smid=em-share
DUE TO COVID-19, the BH&PS is currently closed to visitors. While we are waiting to reopen, please feel free to contact the Society if you have questions or would like our historians to do research for you.
NOTE: We can now accommodate in-person research in our document room and library- - by appointment only -- on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please call or email in advance for an appointment at 401-253-7223 or email@example.com.
Visit our Research and Reproduction page for details and associated costs for both in-person and remote research.
We are putting our exhibits online, too, for you to enjoy.
The Society is still looking for your personal stories about this pandemic and if and how it has taken its toll on you or your family.
OCTOBER 2020 Issue
Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
Read the latest History KIDS Tales from Jail Newsletter, researched, written, and designed entirely by four of Bristol's Mount Hope High School students.
Learn about how rum made in Bristol contributed to the Triangle Trade, about how horse breeding in RI became important to the sugar plantations, about how the James DeWolf family of Bristol led the illegal trade, about how the abolitionists took action against slavery, about how the 1st Rhode Island Regiment was known also as the "black regiment" during the Revolutionary War, and about how the states gradually enacted laws to end the practice of slavery.
Our Conversations About Slavery series over the past five months has concluded. We will continue with our programming in January of 2021,
There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your community.
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.
The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) Organization.
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