The Bristol Historical Society, the Military Memorial Museum and The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum are proud to participate once again in this year’s Connecticut Open House Day! Museums throughout our state will open their doors to invite friends and neighbors to discover the treasures our many museums have to offer. Beginning on June 8, 2019, you can pick up a “Passport” to use in all six Bristol participating magical museums from June to early September. Have your Passport stamped at each museum during those months to enter a drawing to be held during Bristol’s Mum Festival.
The Magic of the Past
Visit the Bristol Historical Society on June 8, 2019, and join the hundreds of adults and children who will be going to CT museums throughout our state that day. This date is the annual Connecticut Open House Day, and the doors at 98 Summer Street will be open from 9am-5pm to welcome you to our 1891 building. Pick up a “Passport” to use when you visit the six participating magical Bristol museums beginning on June 8 through early September. Enjoy your visit to each unique museum and have your personal Passport stamped to enter into a drawing to held during the Mum Festival.
“Photo Op Fun”
Use your modern cell phone to take photos of your children with distant and recent past objects. Available all day.
Items from the Bristol Historical Clothing Collection will be on display. All vintage pieces will delight adults and children as they imagine fashion in times gone by. Children can strike a pose modeling a some pieces of clothing. Smile!
“Yoda’s Back in Town!”
Star War buffs introduce your children to Yoda and share your memories of imagining faraway galaxies. Share their smiles and you take photos of them with their new friend.
Stop at the “WHAT’S IT?” Table
Challenge yourself and your children to a guessing game of “What’s It?” objects from the collection. They may not know what a dial telephone is, but do you know what’s a Firkin?
Settle in at 1:30 pm for Classic Cartoons.
Laugh along with your children as you see cartoons from your childhood shown as real movies on a large film projector. A film projector? What’s It?!?! “That’s All, Folks!”
Meanwhile, the Memorial Military Museum has “The Magic of Connecticut Heroes” planned:
10am-11:30am: “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie
Noon-1pm: Hands on, Interactive Presentation
9am-5pm: Spotlight on Edward Wozenski and Ernest Blanchard