Dr. Catherine W. Zipf, Executive Director
Rei Battcher, Historian/Librarian
Lisa DeCesare, Curator
Margaret Caton, President
Carol Gafford, Vice President
Patsy Sanford, Secretary
Clifford Morey, Treasurer
Dr. Kevin Jordan
48 Court Street
PO Box 356
Bristol, RI 02809
48 Court Street is located on a one-way street in downtown Bristol next to the Bristol Town Hall. Enter Court Street from Hope Street (Route 114) and the stone jail building which is our Headquarters is on the right. Free parking is available across the street in the Town parking lot.
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.
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