BH&PS UPCOMING EVENTS

HOUSE TOUR 2019

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12 Private Homes Open

ARCHITECTURAL TALK & WALKS

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With John Tschirch

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB

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Readings about the History of Rubber

CURRENT EXHIBIT

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Donut Cutter

WE'RE OPEN FOR ART NIGHTS, TOO!

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Come visit our portrait collection.

CALENDAR

CURRENT EXHIBIT

DIFFERENT TOOLS, DIFFERENT VIEWS

During Open Hours

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

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CURRENT EXHIBIT

DIFFERENT TOOLS, DIFFERENT VIEWS

May 15 to August 16


Selected by our staff, the 60 objects in our current exhibit highlight common tools used by Bristolians of different genders, ages, and socioeconomic classes.  The exhibit includes tools still in use today as well as items that haven’t been in common use for a hundred years. 


During Open Hours

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (1st of 3)

1 - 2:30 pm

Society Headquarters 48 Court Street, Bristol

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SUNDAY, JUNE 30

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (1st of 3)

SUMMER 2019 READING TOPIC:

A summer reading series about the POWER, GREED, AND THE OBSESSION of rubber since the rubber industry played such a major role in Bristol's economic history, beginning in the mid-19th century with Augustus O. Bourne and the National Rubber Company on Wood Street.


BOOK 1

Noble Obsession: Charles Goodyear, Thomas Hancock, and the Race to Unlock the Greatest Industrial Secret of the Nineteenth Century by Charles Slack 


Free and open to the public. No advance registration needed. Just stop by for a lively round table discussion at Society Headquarters.

1 - 2:30 pm

Society Headquarters 48 Court Street, Bristol

JULY 25

ART NIGHT

5 - 8 pm

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

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JULY 25

ART NIGHT

We are open for Art Night in Bristol!

5 - 8 pm

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

SUNDAY, JULY 28

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (2nd of 3)

1 - 2:30 pm

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

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SUNDAY, JULY 28

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (2nd of 3)

SUMMER 2019 READING TOPIC:

A summer reading series about the POWER, GREED, AND THE OBSESSION of rubber since the rubber industry played such a major role in Bristol's economic history, beginning in the mid-19th century with Augustus O. Bourne and the National Rubber Company on Wood Street.


BOOK 2 

The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire, by Joe Jackson


Free and open to the public. No advance registration needed. Just stop by for a lively round table discussion at Society Headquarters.



1 - 2:30 pm

Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street, Bristol

THURSDAYS IN AUGUST ON THE 1, 8 & 15

HIDDEN GEMS: ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS IN BRISTOL'S BUILDINGS WITH JOHN TSCHIRCH

6 - 8 pm

Locations TBD

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THURSDAYS IN AUGUST ON THE 1, 8 & 15

HIDDEN GEMS: ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS IN BRISTOL'S BUILDINGS WITH JOHN TSCHIRCH

Join award winning architectural historian, John Tschirch, in a 3-part Thursday evening series focussing on the architecture of downtown Bristol.  The series includes one  lecture followed by two walking tours and all three events will begin at 6 p.m.  


August 1 Talk: "The Hand of the Artisan: A History of Architectural Ornament in Pattern Books" is a talk at Linden Place, 500 Hope Street.

August 8 Walk: "The Classical Tradition: Federal and Greek Revival Architecture".  Meet at the front gate at Linden Place, 500 Hope Street.

August 15 Walk: "Industry and Global Influences, Victorian Bristol". Meet at Burnside Hall, 400 Hope Street.


$30 for the entire Series or $20 for members of the BH&PS and/or Friends of Linden Place. Individual tickets will be $15 each or $10 for members. Call Linden Place at 401-253-0390 to reserve your spot. Reservations are limited!!

6 - 8 pm

Locations TBD

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