Historical Society hosts 30th annual Postcard Show on Sunday


The Bristol Historical Society (BHS) will host the 30th Annual Postcard Show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. First presented at the Terry Homestead by Bristol Historical Society members, Pete and Marion Maroon, the show is now continued under the coordination of BHS President Tom Dickau.
Five or six local or regional postcard dealers/collectors will be present to sell, buy or trade postcards as well as other Bristol memorabilia. BHS member and Civil War dealer, Tom LaPorte, will sell Civil War antiques and associated books as well as Civil War photographic items. One out of town dealer will have a variety of all Connecticut towns available for sale. Linda Russell, a noted Bristol author, will sell all of her books, including her most recent one on Lake Compounce.
The Bristol Historical Society will have a table set up to sell excess Bristol memorabilia to assist the organization.
Bring postcards, other paper collectibles for appraisal. There will be a nominal fee associated with this service.
A video presentation of over 300 vintage postcards of Bristol and Forestville will run throughout the afternoon. Come and take a walk back in the history with an enjoyable afternoon of reminiscing and conversation.
Light refreshments will be available in the air- conditioned facility at BHS.
Although admission is free, donations are gladly accepted to assist BHS in its mission.
Contact Tom Dickau for further information or questions at (860) 582-1537. The Bristol Historical Society is located at 98 Summer St.