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.
!: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 .
Hidden History in South Bristol
The hidden history in place-names and landscapes of South Bristol. At Union Church Parish Hall with historians Jayne Gordon and David Andrews. This program will investigate surviving buildings, landscapes, and place-names to bring to light the past, hiding in plain sight.
Sorry - Cancelled
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 Jewitt, Ben & John Meader. At Union Church Parish Hall. This program looks at how brothers Luther and Augustus (Gus) Phillips created important historical Maine imagery for future generations. Postcards from Gus: A modern travelogue through Maine’s past, with five episodes so far, can be seen online at www.sandboxatlas.org.