Bristol History Room

Take a journey through Bristol's History in the History Room.

Welcome to the Bristol History Room, a special wing of the Bristol Public Library that will catapult you into Bristol from every era, from photos, to old newspapers clippings, admire, and study the goings on and look of Bristol throughout the ages!

“This special collection devoted to local history includes: Books about Bristol Cemetery and church records City directories (1884 – 1991): containing sections for Bristol, Terryville, & Plainville. Diaries: such as Candace Robert’s diary & excerpts from Sylvia Lewis’ diary from the early 19th century. Maps of Bristol: including Sanborn Insurance and topographical maps. An 1802 Survey of Bristol Turnpikes is the oldest original map in the collection. Newspapers: The Bristol Press newspaper is available on microfilm from 1871 – 2006. The subject index for this newspaper makes it easy to research a wide variety of topics. Copies of the Bristol Observer, a weekly newspaper, are accessible from December 2004 to the present. There are some missing issues of this newspaper. Oral histories Photographs & Postcards: view over 3000 photographs and several hundred postcards. Some of them are part of the Treasures of CT Libraries digital collection. Yearbooks”

5 High Street, Bristol CT, 06010
Bristol History Room
5 High Street, Bristol CT, 06010

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of March 27, 2017

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Mon 27th

2017 Police Officer & Explorer of the Year

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nuchie’s Restaurant

Ultimate Harry Potter Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Tue 28th

Economic Development Breakfast Series

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

Irish Coffee House Featuring Tom O'Carroll

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Wed 29th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 30th

Movie: Manchester by the Sea (rated R)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Culture Night at Bristol Central High School

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Central High School
Fri 31st
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Sat 1st

Opening Day at the American Clock & Watch Museum--FREE

April 1
American Clock and Watch Museum

April Fools' Day "Surprise" Exhibit

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library
Sun 2nd
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