EXHIBIT: LOST MAIN STREET





MOM & POP BUSINESSES OF BRISTOL'S PAST



Our current exhibit is a collection of historic photographs, business cards, posters, signs and other objects from businesses of Bristol's past, focusing on the Mom and Pop businesses that lined Hope, Thames, and State Streets, among others.


While we are closed due to COVID-19, the slide shows below are of photographs and ephemera associated with those lost businesses.


Local Bristolians will remember the Tweety Bird who welcomed many generations of diners to Tweet's Balzanos Family Restaurant at the top of Mt. Hope Avenue. Because Tweet's is one of the lost businesses, Tweety is now here at the Society, and a star attraction of the exhibit as he stands tall 3 and a half feet tall!



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