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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. 







10 -16

Cemetery Walk
(This event has been cancelled) 

10:00 AM

Harrington Cemetery

 Located in Bristol, Harrington Cemetery holds many individuals from South Bristol and Walpole. This event may be a joint gathering of 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! 

Display of Native American artifacts 

6:30 PM

Union Parish House, South Bristol

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. 

South Bristol
in 1820  

7:00 PM

Union Parish House, South Bristol

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. The SBHS Annual Meeting will be held at 6:30pm prior to the program.

Maine's Bicentennial

6:30 PM

Union Parish House, South Bristol

The Maine Bicentennial will be celebrated county-wide and in South Bristol at these locations: 

Roosevelt Schoolhouse on S Road and SBHS Museum will be open August 10-15 from 10AM-4PM 

Various hours: Old Walpole Meeting House, Thompson Ice House, Union Church, and Walpole Chapel 


13 -15

Down on the Island, Up on the Main, 

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South Bristol Elementary School Gym 

A special showing of the exhibit “Down on the Island, Up on the Main”, created by the late Ellen Vincent. Vincent recorded more than 80 hours of interviews from twelve women and eleven men, and gathered more than 380 photographs.The exhibit is organized into sections that reflect the different aspects of life in South Bristol such as women's work, fishing, farming, boat-building, children's games, and local characters. It represents a collective memory of place, spoken in the words of its people. August 13 (6PM-8PM), August 14 & August 15 (10AM-4PM.) 


Trivia Night!

7:00 PM 


 An annual favorite when members and friends gather to see how much they know, or have forgotten, about South Bristol and its history.


Photos of South Bristol

6:30 PM 

Union Parish House, South Bristol

SBHS Co-President Dave Andrews will present a program showcasing old photographs and maps. 

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