My name is Pandora and I am the official history mascot for the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society's KIDS TALES FROM JAIL newsletter. Written by the History KIDS, BH&PS staff, and guest writers, we publish these newsletters on this site, with extra printed copies available at the BH&PS Headquarters at 48 Court Street, Bristol.
HISTORY BLOG: While being confined during the pandemic, we thought it would be worthwhile AND fun to look at more of the individual historical events that shaped Bristol's history. Read about "old" families, "lost" businesses, our founding fathers, the "pest house" on the Town Common, and more!
See below for the HISTORY BLOG and the KIDS TALES FROM JAIL newsletters.
The October 2020 KIDS Tales from Jail newsletter is all about slavery in the Revolutionary Era, and was researched, written, edited, and designed by four of the History KIDS themselves. Because of the Society's focus this past summer and fall with guest speakers in the Conversations About Slavery series on Zoom (see the Events Page), the History KIDS took on this same topic to research and write about for themselves. Thank you and a bravo to Isabelle Courtney, Leah Dieterich, Liam Reich, and Elsa White. All four are students at Mount Hope High School in Bristol.
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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