As part of the Bristol Historical Society’s Third Thursday Program series, Tom Dickau will be presenting a multi-media program entitled, Bristol/Forestville, “Recycled”: Then and Now on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00pm at BHS. The program, presented in movie style will include music, over 500 images of the area (many not seen before) and narration chronicling the changes that have occurred.
It opens with a brief explanation regarding the community transitioning from a farming, agricultural society to a major industrial city and how this created many facilities and homes that have been repurposed over the years.
The reasons for the failure of the Redevelopment within the community will be briefly explored. This led to the retail center of our city being focused on Route 6, mainly the Farmington Avenue area. This was not an accident!
A historically deceptive and purposefully distorted inaccuracy, which was promoted within our city, will be discussed with a description of what actually took place.
Several industrial sites and the homes of their owners will be described. Documentation and images will show how these have been recycled many times over the years.
This program is meant not only to provide accurate history, but also to jog the audience’s memories about places that used to exist but have been recycled or repurposed to their present day uses.
Doors will open at 6:30 so attendees can explore the various exhibits and museums available! Seating at the airconditioned facility is limited to the first hundred that enter. Admissions is free for BHS members , a $5 donation is requested for non-members. Parking is available behind the building. Refreshments will be served.