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 May 22, 2017

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Tue 23rd

3rd Annual "Plate at the Table" Fundraiser

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tavern 42
Wed 24th

Warbler Wednesdays

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Thu 25th

Afternoon Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Hollywood Movie Magic-Part II

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 26th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 27th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

2017 Cruise Nights

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 28th

FanFest

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muzzy Field
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