BHS News Feed

  • 5 days 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
    5 days ago Bristol Historical Society
    Yes, you can learn more here: http://alctpost2.com/history.html
    5 days ago Cindy Day 1
    Very interesting, thanks for posting!
    5 days ago Lynette F Werner
    This is my Grandfather Benedict Driscoll looking over his brother Timothy's grave.
    4 days ago Sally Purrington Hild
    A very moving photograph.
    5 days ago Pierre Lagacé
    This could be of interest... https://steanne.word...s-marching-home/
    4 days 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 days ago Sally Purrington Hild
    Do you have the full list of Company D who were there that day?
    4 days 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 days ago Jeannette OKeefe
    Are you one of the Purrington's from VT?
    5 days ago Cindy Day
    Do we know the names of the men?
    5 days 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
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Showing tonight and tomorrow @ BHS!
    Movies: "The Abdominable Dr. Phibes" & "Dr. Phibes Rises Again"
    2 weeks ago Brian Johnson
    Wonderful movies.
  • 2 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
    5 days ago Shelley Murphy Feeley
    2 of us are coming. Can you confirm that this is still on? Thank you!
  • 2 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Our BHS Fall Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it and read about all that is happening this fall at BHS! http://bristolhistor...Sept-Nov2017.pdf
  • 3 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Can't believe this event is so soon. Local friends, if you have not attended the auction in previous years, it's really great event--lots of fun! (I'm not even just saying that because I'm the co-chair of the committee...) Great stuff to bid on every year, a fabulous auctioneer, and wine. Need I say more?
    Bristol Historical Society
    3 weeks ago Brian Kate Grant 1
    Barbara Ann Price Amanda Rowe Scott Ronalter the wizard's house! 😆
    2 weeks ago Karen Vibert
    I have sports passes from the Bristol Public Schools for the auction. Can I drop them off this weekend?
    2 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society
    Karen Vibert, no problem!
    2 weeks ago Bristol Historical Society
    Hi Karen! You can drop off or I can pick up (This is Maya), whichever is easiest. The Society is open 10-2. I can grab them from you anytime that is easy as well.
    2 weeks ago Karen Vibert
    Can I put them in an envelope and tape to my side door? If you don't mind picking up, I can do that and then you can pick up at your leisure. Very busy at work right now.
  • 4 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    This Friday & Saturday @ BHS!
    Movie: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm
  • 5 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Our thoughts and prayers are with our Past BHS President Tom Dickau and his family on the sudden loss of his wife and lifetime BHS member Donna Marie (Schissler) Dickau. http://www.bristolpr...schissler-dickau
    The Bristol Press - Donna Marie (Schissler) Dickau
    5 weeks ago David M. Donovan
    Very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Tom and his family.
    5 weeks ago Vinny Pitaro
    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to Tom and all his extended family.
    5 weeks ago Nicole Maynard Basilicato
    The Maynard family extends our deepest condolences. Thoughts are with you.
    5 weeks ago John Goulet
    Sorry for your loss Tom, may she Rest in Peace.
    5 weeks ago Charise Floyd-Pickering
    So very sorry to hear this.. sending prayers of comfort and strength to the family.
    5 weeks ago Sally Martin O'Neill
    So very sorry for your loss Tom Dickau. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    5 weeks ago Holly Hewitt Mathias
    So sorry for your loss, Tom Dickau
    5 weeks ago Harley Graime
    Our sincerest condolences to you and the family.
    5 weeks ago Denise Albert
    Our prayers are with Tom and his family.
    5 weeks ago Joe Casorio
    My deepest condolences to Tom and his family.
  • 7 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Power is back on and BHS will be open tonight! "Curse of the Demon" and "The She-Creature" will still be shown tonight at 7pm! Join us!
    Movies: "Curse of the Demon" & "The She Creature"
  • 8 weeks ago by Bristol Historical Society

    Bristol Historical Society
    Presented by Steve Vastola.
    Styles of Architecture