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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  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    "Bristol Hometown in Watercolor" Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th from 7pm-9pm. Bristol Historical Society and Bristol Art Squad are excited to announce local artist, teacher and Art Squad Captain Ashley Lodovico along with her students will be presenting Bristol through their eyes and watercolors! The public is invited to view the works displayed in the main event room at the Bristol Historical Society and enjoy light refreshments and music. Works of art are available for purchase. Gallery will also be open for viewing on Saturday, April 22, from 10-4pm.
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Thank you to everyone that helps support our efforts in preserving our building and Bristol's history. View our Benefactors