BHS “Profiles of Courage” Ornament

Historical Society officers and board members announced

Published on Thursday, 2 July 2020 17:45Written by BOB MONTGOMERY @TheBristolPress Officers and board members were announced by the Bristol Historical Society last week. Topping the charts are Maya Bringe as president and Steve Vastola as first vice-president with Don Soucy taking over as treasurer of the organization. Returning as officers are 2nd president Mary Houle and secretary Noreen Zurell. The rest of the board includes members who are either new or returnees:Mike Saman, past president, Bob Adamczyk, Lisa Doyle-Bell, Steve Cowdell, Ken Hintz, Jackie ...

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Bristol Historical Society selling ‘Profiles of Courage’ ornaments

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:07Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON @brianjohnsonBP BRISTOL – Ellie Wilson, program chair of the Bristol Historical Society, has created an ornament which people can purchase to honor essential workers and volunteers and to help raise funds for the Historical Society. Wilson has purchased an order of 150 pewter ornaments from Woodbury Pewter and designed them with help from Tom Dickau and Rick Fitzsimons. Named “Profiles of Courage,” one side of the ornament reads “America's Essential Workers & Volunteers Coronavirus ...

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Call for Special Membership Meeting, May 3 at 6:30pm for Proposed Bylaw Changes

Dear the Bristol Historical membership, We have asked the BHS president to call a special membership meeting at 6:30 pm on May 3, 2019 to vote on the bylaw amendments that the Governance Committee has proposed. As you may recall, bylaw amendments were proposed at last years annual meeting, but the membership voted to table the vote until the issue of the Historical Society’s tenants have been fully considered. The proposed changes are a result of those months of deliberations and an attempt to address the few blank spots that came up during that meeting and during the ...

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Historical Society President looks to Future Projects

BRISTOL — Mike Saman began his tenure as the new president of the Bristol Historical Society Friday, but his involvement with the organization stretches back more than 46 years. Saman, who was vice-president of the Bristol Historical Society under his predecessor Tom Dickau, has held a passion for local history from an early age. “There are a lot of things here that people don’t know about or aren’t aware of,” said Saman. Saman said his father was part of the last class to graduate from the high school that was once in the Bristol Historical Society ...

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Witch’s Dungeon named scariest place to visit in CT!

MapQuest named Witch's Dungeon the top scariest places to visit in Connecticut! Read more about it here.

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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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