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 July 24, 2017

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Mon 24th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center
Tue 25th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

National Merry-Go-Round Day

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Wed 26th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Picky Eaters Workshop

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Thu 27th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 28th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library!

July 27 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 10:30 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 29th

Bristol Farmer's Market

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Movie: "Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sun 30th

2nd Annual Ride For Liv

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Bristol Swedish Social Club

40th Anniversary Celebration of Indian Rock Nature Preserve - "Music on the Farm"

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
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