All meetings are held at the Union Parish House unless otherwise stated. Please click on markers for directions. Doors open at 6:30 pm for evening events and the programs begin at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us for light refreshments prior to the program.
Though now located in Bristol, the Harrington Cemetery is the resting place for many South Bristol and Walpole residents. This year the cemetery walk will be a joint gathering organized by both SBHS and Olde Bristol Historical Society. Please join us if you can, and if you would like to contribute to some clean up work, please bring a rake, garden clippers and some tick repellent!
Lewis R French
A presentation on shipbuilding by Dave Andrews at the CCIA Casino, followed by Q&A with Lewis R French schooner Capt. Garth Wells.
Display of Native American Artifacts
Native American artifacts from the collections of Todd Lincoln and Scott Belongie. Todd has a native American heritage and is a life-long resident of South Bristol. His collection of artifacts is a result of his keen eye while hiking our coastal areas. Scott Belongie is a member of the Dresden Historical Society and will share his findings from the Kennebec region and elsewhere in Maine. Neill DePaoli, site manager of Colonial Pemaquid will be on-hand to answer questions about Wabanaki culture.
This presentation will be preceded by the SBHS Annual General Meeting at 7:00 PM.
!:00 -4:00 PM
Historic Sites, South Bristol
The Maine Bicentennial will be celebrated county-wide and in South Bristol at these locations:
The Roosevelt Schoolhouse on S Road and SBHS Museum will be open from 1PM - 4PM.
Various hours TBA: Old Walpole Meeting House, Thompson Ice House, Union Church, and Walpole Chapel .
A presentation by Historian Jayne Gordon. On the South Bristol peninsula, what physical evidence survives of life in 1820, the year that Maine gained statehood? Using Clarks Cove as a case study, since it is one of the oldest areas in South Bristol, historian Jayne Gordon will investigate surviving landscapes, buildings, artifacts and documents to build a representative picture of that time period.
An annual favorite when members and friends gather to see how much they know, or have forgotten, about South Bristol and its history.
'Postcards from Gus' with Cathy Phillips & John Meader