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
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
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
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
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 www.sandboxatlas.org.
Historian Jayne Gordon
Rescheduled for Oct 12—Historian Jayne Gordon will return this year to speak again about South Bristol history.
Coming From Away : Visitors & Vacations in Maine & So. Bristol
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.