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 October 16, 2017

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Tue 17th

Where Did I Come From? Researching Immigrant Ancestors

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Senior Behavioral Health Education Night for Healthcare Professionals

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Hospital – Hughes Auditorium
Wed 18th

Seasonal Flu Clinic

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

Book Bites: The Stars Are Fire

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 19th

Coffeehouse Concert: Seat of Our Pants

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 20th

Daddy Daughter Costume Dance

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 21st

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 22nd

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
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