In addition to its regular hours, the Bristol Public Library’s local history room will be open from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays:
Visitors will have a chance to win a free gift. On permanent display in the Bristol History Room are nearly a hundred historic images including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. There are exhibits of locally made clocks, New Departure bells and Civil War photographs. Our collection includes: books, pictures and postcards, city directories, yearbooks, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death and marriage indexes.
Reminiscing with Sheila: Memories of WWII. An original multi-media tribute to the greatest generation including GI stories, patriotic songs, authentic images of American GIs, battles, the devastation of war and US military cemeteries throughout the world. Wear your red, white & blue! Presented by popular local historian and speaker Sheila Orefice. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. No Charge. Please Register at the library or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.
The Bristol History Room, which houses the local history collection of the Bristol Public Library, will be open monthly on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM on the following dates: September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 13. The Bristol History Room collection includes books about Bristol, pictures and postcards, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death and marriage indexes, city directories and yearbooks. There are nearly a hundred historic images of Bristol on permanent display in the local history room and temporary exhibits of pictures of Lake Compounce and objects made at the American Silver Company. Any questions please contact Jay Manewitz at 860-584-7787 x 2017 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday, August 4, at 1:00 PM, The Bristol Public Library & the Memorial Military Museum will co-sponsor a program entitled: “Bristol Boys in WW I: The Yankee Division & the Battle of Seicheprey.” The evening will be hosted by Bristol Press Columnist & City Historian, Bob Montgomery and will tell the story of the Bristol soldiers during the first encounter of American and German troops in the First world War. There will also a presentation and exhibit of original artifacts from the battle and the First World War courtesy of the Memorial Military Museum. The program will be held at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT. There is no charge for this program. Please register at the library or call; (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Made possible in part by a grant from the Friends of Bristol Public Library.
The Bristol History Room will be open on the following Fridays this summer: July 18, August 1, August 15 and August 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. This will be in addition to the usual Bristol History Room Hours listed below:
Tuesday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM