BH&PS UPCOMING EVENTS

HOUSE TOUR 2019

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12 Private Homes Open

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB

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Readings about the History of Rubber

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

BELL RINGING CEREMONY

3:00 pm - 3:04 pm

Don't be late or you will miss it. The bells start exactly at 3 pm and will ring for 4 minutes. Come a little early!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

BELL RINGING CEREMONY

The Society is joining other organizations all across the country in a symbolic bell ringing ceremony to honor the first enslaved Africans in North America who landed in 1619 at Point Pleasant, Virginia. 


3 pm at Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street.


The landing in 1619 of the enslaved Africans was a link in a chain of profound events that shaped the United States. Commemorating that history honors the lives of those African people and of their descendants, acknowledges their sacrifices, determination, and contributions. It also encourages a re-shaping of the history with a more honest and inclusive telling of the story that will continue to unfold and inform.

3:00 pm - 3:04 pm

Don't be late or you will miss it. The bells start exactly at 3 pm and will ring for 4 minutes. Come a little early!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (BOOK 3 OF 3)

1 - 2:30 pm

Society Headquarters 48 Court Street, Bristol

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

SUMMER HISTORY BOOK CLUB (BOOK 3 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. Bourn and the National Rubber Company on Wood Street.


BOOK 3

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, by Greg Grandin


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

Saturday, September 21

HOUSE TOUR 2019 IN DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

10 - 4 pm

Downtown Bristol, RI

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Saturday, September 21

HOUSE TOUR 2019 IN DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

House Tour 2019 is an all day self-guided tour of 12 private homes in downtown Bristol. $40 each on day of tour - or $30 if purchased in advance. $5 discount to active BH&PS members. 


Please click on House Tour 2019 link at top of this page for ticket purchase, donations, sponsorship, and for reserving advertising space in the tour Program and Guide.

10 - 4 pm

Downtown Bristol, RI

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House Tour 2019 is an all day self-guided tour of 12 private homes in downtown Bristol. $40 each on day of tour - or $30 if purchased in advance. $5 discount to active BH&PS members. 


Please click on House Tour 2019 link at top of this page for ticket purchase, donations, sponsorship, and for reserving advertising space in the tour Program and Guide.