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 18, 2019

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Mon 18th

N.A.A.C.P. Monthly Meeting

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Library
Tue 19th

Toddler Storytime!

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 20th

Preschool Storytime!

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Thu 21st

Homeschool Club

March 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 22nd

Tai Chi Classes Winter/Spring 2019

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bristol Public Library
Sat 23rd

Fabulous Frogs!

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 24th

Contra Dance at the Carousel Museum Ballroom!

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
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