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 April 17, 2017

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Mon 17th
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Tue 18th

Movie: Fences

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 19th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 20th

Artsy Thursday Performance by T-Bone Camp Muckalucka

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Monsters & Mayhem: The Art of Wickedly Twisted Storytelling

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 21st

Family Friday at Imagine Nation

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Adult Coloring Craze Party @ Bristol Historical Society

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 22nd

66th Annual FISHING DERBY

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Page Park Lagoon

Indoor Tag Sale

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 23rd
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