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 June 19, 2017

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Tue 20th

Manross Movie: La La Land!

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

BRISTOL BRASS & WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Wed 21st

Book Bites: The Other Einstein

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Quota International of Bristol Annual Blood Drive

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Josephs Church
Thu 22nd

Library Coffee House: Tino Malone

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Fashion in Watercolor

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 23rd

SNAP Application Assistance

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Pet Parade

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 24th

Bristol Farmer's Market

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

2017 Cruise Nights

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 25th

"Finding Joy in my Journey" - A Multimedia Art Show

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Concert on the Green with Cajun Ray and the Steamers

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Federal Hill Green
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