Several events and a new exhibit will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The exhibit - The Civil War Hits Home on the Bristol Peninsula—can be viewed at SBHS on Friday afternoons throughout the summer months. A tour of Civil War veterans' graves in South Bristol led by Larry Kelsey and David Andrews took place on May 21.
All events, with the exception of the August events, will take place in the Community Hall at the Union Church in South Bristol and are free and open to the public.
Subject or Activity
THURSDAY June 23
"South Bristol Men Who Served, and Their Families," with SBHS Historian David Andrews
THURSDAY July 21
"Can we enlist when the fishing season is over?" Civil War battles Involving South Bristol citizens, with Tom DesJardin, historian with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and author of Stand Firm Ye Boys of Maine
TUESDAY August 9
CCIA Casino "$1 and Love and Affection," the story of Norman Gardiner, his 1903 Christmas Cove summer cottage and his family (including "The Lupine Lady, Hilda Hamlin), with SBHS member Barbara Hamlin. Co-sponsored with CCIA, time to be announced.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Aug 19 & 20
10 am 4 pm
"Art and Artists in South Bristol: Then and Now" at the S Road School, Route 129 and the S Road.
THURSDAY September 15 7:30 pm.
"The Sinking of the Bark Lauraetta and other aspects of maritime activities in the Civil War," with SBHS member Stan Wells
THURSDAY October 20 7:30 pm.
Oral history videos and "What's in Your Attic?"- sharing memorabilia and stories about old South Bristol