48 COURT STREET
PO BOX 356
BRISTOL, RI 02809
Stop by and take a look at the old jail and have your mugshot taken. Or have a last look at our exhibit about Bristol veterans. And maybe do some holiday shopping, too. We have lots of books, historic maps, posters, postcards about Bristol history for the history buffs on your Christmas list.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 FROM 10-6 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 FROM 12-6
If you haven't stopped by the Society to see this unique exhibit, you still have a chance to do so!
The exhibit is coming down
right after the Christmas Festival.
OPEN WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
1 to 5 PM
& OPEN DURING THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
ON DECEMBER 9 FROM 10-6
AND ON DECEMBER 10 FROM 12-6
The challenges of military service are well known. But what about when a soldier dies in combat? This exhibit illuminates what happens to Veterans who make the ultimate sacrifice and how the practices of caring for our military dead have changed alongside changing tactics of war.
The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society is excited to announce that we have set a date for our
2024 Historic House Tour:
Saturday, September 21st.
Board members Janie Dauterive and
Lawrence Verria are the Co-Chairs.
Would you like to volunteer
by being part of a House Tour 2024 Committee?
Let us know and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2023 Walking Tour Season is over!
Check back in the spring for next year's tours. And don't forget that the Society has self-guided maps for sunny winter days.
CLICK HERE to print out the BH&PS self-guided tour maps of downtown Bristol -- or you can pick up one at the Society during open hours.
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) congratulates the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, of Bristol, RI, for receiving an Award of Excellence for The Timeline of Enslavement in Bristol, RI. The Award of Excellence is part of the AASLH Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and local history. It is the first time in more than four years that a RI project has been honored.
The Timeline of Enslavement in Bristol, RI is a 56 foot-long strip of fabric that lists in chronological order the names of those who were enslaved in Bristol, Rhode Island, between 1680 and 1808. All those identified occupy their own space on the timeline, regardless of how much or little is known about them. The approximately 600 entries represent approximately 475 enslaved individuals in total.
The mission of the Society is to stimulate interest in the history of Bristol, Rhode Island, through education, research, and the collection and preservation of historic objects.
The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) Organization.
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