Forestville’s Jean Bradley Remembered

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:47 PM EDT To the Editor: The Bristol Historical Society lost one of its most beloved and valued members this Monday, Sept. 8, with the passing of Jean Bradley. A life-long member of Forestville, Jean was a founding member of the organization and was recognized in 2013 at our annual dinner for over 40 years of service. She was also designated as Volunteer of the Year in 1996. Jean served as nominating committee chairperson for many years. She also served most of her career with our organization as a member of the Board of Directors. ...

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Hamill feels the force is with museum’s new home

By STEVE COLLINS BRISTOL PRESS STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The actor who played Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films is happy the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum has found a new home. After learning from museum creator Cortlandt Hull about the new location in the Bristol Historical Society’s building on Summer Street, actor Mark Hamill emailed this week, “What a fantastic venue this will be.” Hamill told Hull the historic building “looks like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story.” Hull, who founded the museum in 1966, said ...

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Witch’s Dungeon : Haunting the Halls of BHS this season!

Witch's Dungeon to host new frights Friday, September 19, 2014 9:56 PM EDT By BRIAN M. JOHNSON STAFF WRITER BRISTOL —— The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum will scare up a host of new frights at the Bristol Historical Society starting Oct. 3. The non-profit Witch’s Dungeon, a long-time Bristol treasure, is also the longest running Halloween attraction in the U.S. Founded in 1966 by resident Cortlandt Hull, it features his hand-sculpted replicas of characters from classic horror, fantasy and science-fiction films including Dracula, ...

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