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SBHS Program
SBHS Events

All meetings are held at the Union Parish House unless otherwise stated. Please click on markers for directions. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the programs will begin at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us for light refreshments prior to the program. 


Cemetery Walk, Harrington Cemetery

10:00 AM

Harrington Cemetery

Located at 278 Harrington Road, Bristol, the Harrington Cemetery dates back to 1787 and holds many individuals from South Bristol, Bristol, and Walpole. The adjacent 18th century Meeting House will be open to visitors as well.


Schooner Lewis R French Celebrates 150 years

3:30 PM

CCIA Casino, Rutherford Island

Co-sponsored by the CCIA, this presentation on local 19th century shipbuilding by Dave Andrews will be followed by a Q&A with schooner Captain Garth Wells.


Display of Native American Artifacts

7:00 PM

Union Parish House, South Bristol

Articles from the collections of Todd Lincoln. Todd has a Native American heritage and is a life-long resident of South Bristol. His collection is a result of his keen eye while hiking our coastal areas.This presentation will be proceeded by the SBHS AGM at 7:00 pm. 

15- 22

Maine Bicentennial

Various Times

Various Locations in South Bristol

Lincoln County Pilgrimage celebrates the Maine Bicentennial county-wide and in South Bristol at these locations: Old Walpole Meeting House, Walpole Chapel, Thompson Ice House, Roosevelt S Road Schoolhouse, SBHS Museum, and Union Church on Rutherford Island.


Hidden History in South Bristol 

7:00 PM 

Union Parish Church, South Bristol

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.


More Events Coming Up:
Trivia Night!

7:00 PM

Union Parish House, South Bristol

Join us for an entertaining night where teams compete for prizes and go head-to-head in their knowledge of town history.


Postcards from Gus

7:00 PM 

Union Parish House, South Bristol

With Cathy Phillips Jewitt, Ben & John Meader. 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


Door in Dark Water
Rum Running
Trivia 18
Boat Builders
Be Informed
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