LOST MAIN STREET: MOM & POP BUSINESSES OF BRISTOL'S PAST
A fabulous collection of historic photographs, business cards, posters, signs, and other objects from businesses of Bristol's past, focusing on the Mom and Pop's that made Bristol very unique.
SUMMER 2021: OPEN from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until further notice.
This upcoming exhibit will highlight the development of the public school system in Bristol from the hiring of the first school master, Samuel Cobbitt in 1685, to the struggle to keep our students learning through the pandemic.
Class in the Burton School, 140 High Street, Bristol, 1905
AMBROSE EVERETT BURNSIDE
General A.E. Burnside with other regimental officers at RI camp near Washington, DC, 1861
Burnside Materials in the BH&PS Collection (pdf)
DIFFERENT TOOLS, DIFFERENT VIEWS
Doughnut mold made from salvaged German medals and bullet casing by Corporal Jack [Graro]
THE FACES OF THE BRISTOL RUBBER INDUSTRY
Rubber worker standing next to a 1000-pound ball of rubber.
NEVER DONE: WOMEN'S WORK
The extraordinary photograph above pictures a woman applying wallpaper assisted by an unknown man.
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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