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  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Tonight @ BHS!
    Acorn Button Society of Hartford Program
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    CT Open House Day at the Memorial Military Museum:
    Four generations in front of their father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather's WWI uniform. Lyman Michaels served in France and was wounded at Seicheprey, receiving the Purple Heart with one Oak leaf cluster and a service ribbon.
    Timeline Photos
    1 week ago Nancy Mahannah 1
    I am at Mom and Dads house so was able to show them. Very cool.
    2 weeks ago JoAnn Bacon
    Nice picture of everyone together.
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    CT Open House @ BHS!
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    CT Open House Day is Saturday! Stop in and see us!
    Bristol Historical Society
    2 weeks ago Brian Kate Grant
    Sounds fun! I have deep roots in Bristol and lots of old photos. Would you be interested in viewing any digital pictures?
    2 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society 1
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  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    2017 Witch's Dungeon is Coming! Open Every Weekend in October!
    2017 Witch's Dungeon is Coming! Open Every Weekend in October!
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Come Join the Fun THIS Saturday at our CT Open House Day @ BHS! Hours: 10am-4pm, FREE Admission! Saturday will be the Grand Opening of the Bristol Historical Society General Store, the Grand Opening of the Bristol Historical Society Library and the Grand Opening of the Memorial Military Museum World War I Exhibit! Free Coffee and Donuts served in WWI Canteen and you will learn about the Salvation Army "Donut Girls" Entertainment from 11:30am-12:30pm:
    Ed Little will sing WWI songs and other ditties
    Accompanied on the piano by Millie Little Wood Worker and WWII Veteran Dick Fitz will be showcase his carvings. Quilter Debbie Denslow will also be present. All Day Activities available for adults and children: - Scavenger Hunt in the WWI Exhibit
    - Coloring of WWI Animal Heroes: Sgt. Stubby, Cher Ami and Snoopy!
    - A "Hands On" Table with WWI items
    - A "What's It?" Table of items from the General Store Exhibit
    - Free "penny candy" in the General Store
    Timeline Photos
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Movie: "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm
    Movie: "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    A MURDER-MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE! "MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" Plus "MASK OF FU MANCHU" - stars - Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff Preceded by classic cartoons and chapter 11 of "Flash Gordon" with Buster Crabbe - ALL SHOWN ON FILM NOT VIDEO. Shown at the Bristol Historical Society - 98 Summer Street in Bristol, CT. Friday July 14th at 7:00 p.m. and on July 15th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. $3.00 donation - all ages - refreshments and popcorn also available. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organizations - "The Witch's Dungeon" and "The Bristol Historical Society" Bristol Historical Society phone - 860-583-6309
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    Movie: "The Mask of Fu Manchu" Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    The Acorn Button Society of Hartford will present a program at the Bristol Historical Society on buttons. Surrounding towns of Bristol were active in their production. Buttons have been used for military uniforms, fashionable clothing, lady’s long gloves, underwear, and plush covered buttons were used for railroad and carriage upholstery. Do you remember Grandma’s Button Jar? Do you have one? In Waterbury history one set of buttons was used by a man on twenty seven different vests! Hear Mom calling, “Cut the buttons off that shirt before you throw it away!” Buttons have been made from things such as: animal horns and hoofs, and whalebone, elephant ivory, pearls, leather, glazed pottery, tin, papier-mache, pewter, glass, and plastic. Collectors seek all kinds. This program will be held on June 15 at 7pm at BHS, 98 Summer Street, Bristol. Cost is free to members, $5 to non-members for further information contact BHS at our website or call 860-583- 6309.
    Acorn Button Society of Hartford Program