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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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  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Apr 20, 1918 The Battle of Seicheprey: As the Germans moved south, their brunt of their attack fell on the 102nd Regiment largely constituted of brave young men from Connecticut. From the 102nd Infantry Regiment, practically everyone got involved including the cooks and the marching band. One of the cooks killed two German soldiers with his meat cleaver. At least 80 Americans of the 102nd Infantry were buried in the village in the immediate aftermath of the battle.Bristol lost eight men in the Battle of Seicheprey, but James Leo Moody was not one of them. He was born in Forestville and worked as a machinist for Sessions Foundry, . He fought with the 102nd and was injured in the battle. He wrote I wouldn't have missed it for anything, still I wouldn't want to go thru it all again. http://www.usaww1.co...-Seicheprey.php4
    American Expeditionary Force - the Battle of Seicheprey
    1 week ago Pierre Lagacé 1
    This might be of interest... When Joseph Comes Marching Home - http://wp.me/pExNc-1EX
    1 week ago Bristol Historical Society
    great stuff relative?
    1 week ago Pierre Lagacé
    Joseph and William were brothers.
    They were my grandfather's nephews. Anthony Lagasse was the oldest son of Stanislas Lagacé and Henriette Alexandre. My grandfather was the youngest boy. Stanislas changed his name to Dennis Lagasse. He lived in Bristol from 1889 to 1927 the year he died. I have pictures of all these people.
    1 week ago Pierre Lagacé
    Interested?
    1 week ago Pierre Lagacé
    I once contacted the Bristol Historical Society. Never got a response.
    1 week ago Wilbur David Wright
    The reason for the. Name of the American legion post ?
    1 week ago Bristol Historical Society 1
    yes
    1 week ago Wilbur David Wright
    Never knew that till now
    1 week ago Pierre Lagacé
    Thanks for remembering the Fallen in this war to end all wars.
    6 days ago Joseph Sjogren
    My mother' uncle Louis Meeker was a "mule skinner" blinded in a mustard gas attack and Mr Minor from Chippens Hill Bristol back home.
    1 week ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    James Moody was my Great Uncle!
    1 week ago Michael Donovan 1
    I did not know that!
    1 week ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    Michael Donovan Which that he was our Great Uncle or that he fought in WWI..LOL.
    1 week ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    Michael Donovan Nana's brother
    1 week ago Michael Donovan
    Both
    1 week ago Kevin Hayes
    Great read. Thanks.
    1 week ago Wade I Treadway
    Bristol celebrated Seicheprey Day in the early twentieth century. I have 16mm movies that my grandfather Morton C. Treadway took of the 1924 celebration. Main Street was decorated, there was a parade and then speakers at the monument. It drew a large crowd.
    1 week ago Bristol Historical Society
    I would love to see that
    1 week ago Wade I Treadway
    I believe I gave a DVD of the 24 reels of movies to BHS a few years ago, perhaps not. Let me know if you don't have it and I shall send a copy.
  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    The WWI reminisce of Harry Robert Masterbone born in Italy. He was a carpenter and Bristol resident when he entered the Navy. Of his tour he says he put on 30 lbs aboard ship and could not have been treated better while in Italy. He enjoyed getting to know the people during his deployment and his only complaint is about being shelled by the Austrians. His take is very positive saying he knows more today than if he had stayed at home. He returned to being a carpenter after his service. https://researchitct...0/t26583/rd.ashx
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    I wish to share some of the memories of some of our Bristol WWI soldiers. Today's memories from James Bird, son of Canadian immigrants, he was born in Bristol. Prior to the War he worked at Eagle Lock He earned the Croix de Guerre. He was gassed in July 1918 and when asked what impression taking part in the fighting left on him he responded " I agree with Sherman". From the files of the Connecticut State Library http://search.ancest...b.aspx?dbid=2278
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Today marks 100 Years since the US entered WWI Bristol’s Memorial Boulevard was dedicated in 1921 to honor the city’s World War I veterans. Do you have relatives who served? We'd love to hear their stories.
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    2 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society 1
    Each returning CT serviceman was asked to fill out a questionnaire I will be sharing some in honor of their sevice
    1 week ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    Oh too bad. He was with Pershing and I know marched through the Arc de Triumph in Paris at the end of the war.
    1 week ago Bristol Historical Society
    Kimberly Donovan Trischman Unfortunately no
    1 week ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    Do you have one from Tim Donovan?
    2 weeks ago Kimberly Donovan Trischman
    Yes my grandfather Timothy Donovan Sr served in WWI and then came back to Bristol and was the City Superintendent and his brother Daniel was the Mayor.
    2 weeks ago Chris Matt
    Raphael Fitzpatrick. Came back a broken man.
    2 weeks ago Lily Hyatt
    My great uncle did
    2 weeks ago Janice Beatson Deshais
    My grandfather, A. Lewis Beatson, Sr, served.
    1 week ago Phill Smith
    JOHN PETER ZILKO WAS KILLED IN WW1...HIS NAME IS ON THE MONUMENT
  • 4 weeks 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 weeks ago Joe Montineri 1
    Mr. Denehy was such a great teacher...one of my favorites in fact!
    4 weeks ago Janice Chapman Uhl
    Mike Thomas was one of my favorites!
  • 6 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    🍀🍀 Thursday, March 16th : Join us for a fun evening of St. Patrick's Day traditions! An Irish Dinner followed by musical entertainment by "Strange Potatoes". Dinner starts at 5:30, show begins at 7pm! 🍀🍀
    St. Patrick's Day Dinner (Thurs, March 16th)
  • 7 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Volunteers are hard at work this morning restocking the new bookshelves that were installed and what will be the future library and reference room!
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  • 7 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    NOW is the time to place an ad in our Annual Dinner Booklet! The BHS Annual Dinner is quickly approaching and the committee is asking for your support. Please consider placing an ad in our booklet, becoming a dinner patron or attending the dinner for a night of fun and fellowship. By including your business or personal ad in our book, you are visually showing the community that you support the preservation work we do and the wonderful events the Bristol Historical Society holds all year long. BHS members will also be out in the community asking for your support. We look forward to seeing your ad in our booklet! Thank you! —2017 BHS Annual Dinner Committee
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