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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 for evening events and the programs begin at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us for light refreshments prior to the program. 

Hotels of So. Bristol

7:00 PM

May 18, 7pm. —Hotels and Boarding Houses of South Bristol. This is a presentation by the students of South Bristol Elementary who have been under the direction of teacher and SBHS Trustee Jason Bigonia, as well as Trustee Dave Andrews. A display of hotel artifacts will be included. Location: South Bristol Elementary School.

Cemetery Walk -
Old Walpole Meetinghouse

10:00 AM

June 11, 10 - 12 noon—Cemetery walk at Old Walpole Meeting House. Located one half mile south of the split of Rte 129 and Rte 130. The cemetery is across from the Walpole Meeting House, a short distance down an unpaved road, bounded by stonewalls on the left.

Annual Meeting and Speaker: Jody Holmes Bachelder

6:30 PM

July 13, 6:30pm —Historical Society Annual General Meeting, followed by a presentation by author Jody Holmes Bachelder who grew up on the Pemaquid peninsula. Jody will speak about her book, "Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine". At Union Church Parish Hall.

Postcards From Gus

7:00 PM

Union Church Parish Hall, South Bristol

August 17, 7pm — “Postcards from Gus” with Cathy Phillips Jewitt & 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 multiple episodes so far, can be seen online at

Historian Jayne Gordon

7:00 PM

Rescheduled for Oct 12—Historian Jayne Gordon will return this year to speak again about South Bristol history.

Coming From Away : Visitors & Vacations in SB

7:00 PM

October 12, 7pm—"Coming From Away : Visitors and Vacations in Maine and South Bristol”  This program will be a conversation between Historians Jayne Gordon and Dave Andrews comparing and contrasting the history of Maine and South Bristol tourism.

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