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April 2015

New Cambridge and the American Revolution

April 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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What do we know about Bristol during the American Revolution?  Perhaps something about the militia training on the Federal Green, Moses Dunbar, Tories Den. For the citizens living then, they were turbulent years when brother fought against brother, neighbor against neighbor. Come and hear guest speaker Marcia Eveland tell those stories, and about the local roots of the Revolution, and about the brutal treatment of rebel captives. Learn about the lives and battles of 12 Bristol soldiers who died in…

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September 2017

Program: “Bristol’s Participation in the Battle of Seicheprey”

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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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…

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November 2017

Dances of WWI

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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Dances of World War I—Marc Casslar and Martha Griffin of the Vintage Dance Society of CT will be performing dances at the time of the First World War at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, Bristol on Saturday November 11, Veterans Day, at 2pm. This special event is co-sponsored by BHS and the Memorial Military Museum. The event is $5.00 for adults and includes the Military Museum admission which will be open that day and free to children which…

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May 2018

Espionage, Sabotage and Subversion: The war at home during World War One

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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Espionage, Sabotage and Subversion: The war at home during World War One The history of our involvement in World War One evokes images of Dough Boys fighting in the muddy battlefields of France. But there was another war that happened here. As huge European armies mobilized in the summer of 1914, many Americans believed that a vast ocean and a powerful Navy would keep us out of the war. But Germany was already planning an attack upon the United States.…

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June 2019

CT Open House Day!

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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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…

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March 2020

“We Were Just Kids: Growing up During WWII”

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street
Bristol, 06010 United States
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Program Sponsored by The Memorial Military Museum "We Were Just Kids: Growing up during WWII" If you remember Ration Books, V-Mail, Blackouts, Funny Books and 78s, we want to hear your stories. Join us Saturday, March 7, 2020 for an afternoon to: Share memories of growing up during World War II Show your memorabilia from 1940-1945 Reflect on how the war impacted our lives Time: 1:00-1:30 pm- View the Home Front Exhibit 1:30: Program begins Location: Memorial Military Museum, 98…

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