Preserving Our Past for Our Future.

BHS_Seal_lgThe Bristol Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets significant historical resources to enhance the present community and provide a historical context for future growth. Our vision, sustained by the work of staff and volunteers and supported by the generosity of the community, the Bristol Historical Society strives to: Develop and operate a vigorous center for a variety of community educational activities. Collect, preserve, and interpret a collection of local historic artifacts and records. Promote community events of historical significance with public appeal. Encourage the preservation and restoration of the community’s historical assets.


Bristol Historical Society
98 Summer Street
Bristol, Connecticut 06010

Ways You Can Help

  • Wish List
    BHS Wish List coming soon.
  • Volunteer
    There are many exciting ways to volunteer at the Bristol Historical Society. Contact Us if you are interested in joining us!
  • Become a Member
    Click here to become a member of the Bristol Historical Society or to renew your membership.
  • Add to a Collection
    BHS is always looking to gain acquisitions for our collections of Bristol related items or historical items. Click here.

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  • 4 days ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    In honor of the Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, Carol Denehy and Mike Thomas are working hard putting together an amazing collection for the Memorial Military Museum's upcoming exhibit: "Over Here, Over There: Bristol in World War I." The exhibit is due to open later this spring in the Military Museum's Jack Denehy Gallery housed in the Bristol Historical Society building. Another reason to visit BHS!
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    4 days ago Joe Montineri 1
    Mr. Denehy was such a great of my favorites in fact!
    4 days ago Janice Chapman Uhl
    Mike Thomas was one of my favorites!

Thank you to everyone that helps support our efforts in preserving our building and Bristol's history. View our Benefactors