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  • 2 days ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Coloring Craze Party at the Bristol Historical Society continues on November 17 th from 7-9 pm. If you never attended this program please join us for a fun evening. Bring your coloring books and supplies and we supply the wine and cheese. The Society is located at 98 Summer Street Bristol, $5 entrance fee, pre-registration is required, but walk-ins are welcome. For mail requests write to Color Craze BHS PO Box 1393, Bristol, 06011-1393 or call at 860-583- 6309.
    Adult Coloring Craze Party!
  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Hollywood Movie Magic: Part I & II
    Hollywood Movie Magic: Part I & II
  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    This Thursday Oct. 12 at 7pm - Join us as we explore the development of film and movie making magic from the early 1900's to the present, in a two-part, very visual presentation. "HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MAGIC", features rare behind-the-scenes
    photos and clips shown on real film, not video. Part One is this Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7pm - from 1900 to 1940
    Part Two on Thursday. Oct. 26 at 7pm - 1940 to the present. Hosted by Robert Adamczyk & Cortlandt Hull, with insights to the great movie studios, the actors, and developments by makeup and effects artists. Many original movie props will be on display.
    Donation - $5.00, refreshments will be served. At the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT. Tel. 860-583-6309.
    Hollywood Movie Magic: Part I & II
  • 1 week ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    COLUMBUS DAY - A SPECIAL FREE EVENT FOR KIDS ONE DAY ONLY! Sponsored by the Bristol Rotary Club, The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, and The Bristol Historical Society on 98 Summer Street in Bristol, CT. - Mon. Oct. 9th - from 1:00pm to 5:00pm - Classic Horror Museum Tour, showings of Halloween Cartoons, plus FREE popcorn and soft drinks. Tel. 860-583-6309 - Website - http://www.preservehollywood.org
    COLUMBUS DAY - A SPECIAL FREE EVENT FOR KIDS ONE DAY ONLY! Sponsored b
    1 week ago Rozalia Dickman 1
    Did you see this Kathryn Morales? Might be something to do with the kiddos after nap!
    1 week ago Kathryn Morales 1
    Right on top of that, Roze.... went already and met up with Maria Weselyj there as well!!
    1 week ago Rozalia Dickman 1
    Kathryn Morales WOW!
  • 3 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Save the date for the Memorial Military Museum's next program: "WWI Dances" with Kandie Carl. Saturday, November 11th!
    Save the date for the Memorial Military Museum's next program: "WWI Da
  • 3 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    This Friday, Sept 29th begins OPENING WEEKEND of "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum"! Witch's Dungeon will also be open EVERY October weekend: Fri through Sun 7pm-10pm for the entire month of October! On Halloween weekend, we will be open Fri, Oct. 27 through Tues, Oct. 31, 7pm-10pm. Our special guest will be VICTORIA PRICE (Vincent Price's daughter) on Saturday evening Oct. 21st from 7pm-10pm (Photo: Victoria Price with our figure of her dad.)
    This Friday, Sept 29th begins OPENING WEEKEND of "The Witch's Dungeon
  • 4 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Join us this Thursday @ 7pm! While the small town of Bristol, Connecticut was quiet in the wee hours of April 20, 1918, the most shocking time in its military history was beginning 3,600 miles away in the ruined town of Seicheprey, France. As Bristol slept, its men who were part of the Yankee Division’s 102nd Infantry were deafened by a massive, unrelenting German bombardment. These green troops were about to make history by participating in the first significant engagement fought by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. What followed was vicious hand to hand fighting with 3,200 attacking German storm troopers in the trenches, in the woods, in the village. When the fighting ceased, 18 Bristol men from Company D were wounded, almost two dozen were captured, and a total of 8 Bristol men died, all within just 24 hours.
    Bristol's Participation in the Battle of Seicheprey
    4 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society
    Yes, you can learn more here: http://alctpost2.com/history.html
    4 weeks ago Cindy Day 1
    Very interesting, thanks for posting!
    4 weeks ago Lynette F Werner
    This is my Grandfather Benedict Driscoll looking over his brother Timothy's grave.
    4 weeks ago Sally Purrington Hild
    A very moving photograph.
    4 weeks ago Pierre Lagacé
    This could be of interest... https://steanne.word...s-marching-home/
    4 weeks ago Jeannette OKeefe
    My husband's grandparents were from VT...the Bristol/Lincoln area and regularly attended the Purrington reunion...the oldest family reunion held in the US...over 100 years. Being a Purrington , have you ever attended?
    4 weeks ago Sally Purrington Hild
    Do you have the full list of Company D who were there that day?
    4 weeks ago Sally Purrington Hild
    Jeannette OKeefe My grandfather was Alden C. Purrington of Bristol, CT (originally from Haydenville, MA). There are Purrington's from that line all throughout New England though. And my grandfather also served in WWI as 2nd Lieutenant in the 30th Infantry.
    4 weeks ago Jeannette OKeefe
    Are you one of the Purrington's from VT?
    4 weeks ago Cindy Day
    Do we know the names of the men?
    4 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society 2
    The men who made the supreme sacrifice were:
    Eric Hedquist,
    Timothy Driscoll,
    William Schaefer,
    Theon Davis,
    Damase J. LaFlamme,
    Joseph Pratt,
    Elmer Linden
  • 5 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Showing tonight and tomorrow @ BHS!
    Movies: "The Abdominable Dr. Phibes" & "Dr. Phibes Rises Again"
    5 weeks ago Brian Johnson
    Wonderful movies.
  • 5 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    The Classic Monsters on Film Under The Stars! "The Munsters" FREE SHOWING! On Memorial Boulevard at the Tennis Court, Downtown Bristol. Refreshments Available, Bring you lawn chairs.
    Sponsored by Bristol Mum Festival, The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum and The Bristol Historical Society
    Film Uner the Stars : A Mum Festival Event
    4 weeks ago Shelley Murphy Feeley
    2 of us are coming. Can you confirm that this is still on? Thank you!