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Moving the Old Bristol Town Hall

After three years of fundraising and planning, the Bristol Historical Society saw the 1870 Town Hall moved from county property to Fireman’s Park, across from the current Village Hall. The move was just as much an achievement in utility movement. WEenrgies and assisting power company units relocated lines by lowering them, raising them, or when […]

Move of old Bristol town hall to prompt road closures, powers outages Tuesday

The moving of the 1870 Bristol town hall from its current location in a county park along Highway C to downtown Bristol in Firemen’s Park will take place Tuesday. The structure is already up on a trailer and ready to be moved down Highway C starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday. Highway C will be closed […]

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society holds groundbreaking for old town hall move

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society held a groundbreaking at Firemen’s Park for its upcoming move of the old town hall to that site and surprised a pair of its strongest supporters in the process. The old town hall building, currently in its original location along Highway C in Bristol Woods County Park, is scheduled to be […]

Old Bristol Town Hall being prepared for move

Crews were on site Friday preparing the Old Bristol Town Hall for its move from its current location in Bristol Woods County Park to Fireman’s Park in Bristol. Work being done Friday was to get the building, built in 1870, ready for the move, which is scheduled to take place April 24, said village Trustee […]

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society to hold groundbreaking April 15 for old town hall move

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its moving and restoring of the original Bristol Town Hall building on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at the building new location of Firemen’s Park, 8323 198th Ave. in Bristol. The town hall building, once moved, will be restored into a museum and open to […]

Anonymous donor willing to match donations for Bristol Town Hall move

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society has found an anonymous donor willing to give its drive to relocate the 1870 Bristol Town Hall a substantial financial boost. The anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 raised to assist in moving and restoring the hall to its new location, the society announced in a news release last week. The […]

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society hosting Paint Party fundraiser Nov. 13

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will host a Paint Party fundraiser on Sunday Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Parkway Chateau (next to the Brat Stop) Kenosha. Event by Paint Party Girl Painting Parties. $45 per person Price includes two glasses of house wine or domestic beer or soda, everything you need to paint and step-by-step guidance […]

Western Kenosha County Historical Society 2016 History Fair coverage (PHOTOS)

The Western Kenosha County Historical Society and the Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society hosted a history fair Sunday at the WKCHS headquarters in Miller Park in Trevor. The event included historical craft vendors, demonstrations and displays. Those who attended also had an opportunity to view the Twin Oaks School one-room schoolhouse maintained by the WKCHS. Here are some […]

Local historical groups to host Fall History Fair Oct. 2

The Western Kenosha County Historical Society and the Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will host a Fall History Fair on Sunday, Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. This no admission fee family event will take place at the Western Kenosha County Historical Society’s grounds at 25905 114th St., Trevor (Miller Park). There will be historical […]

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society now a 501(c)(3)

The local history group that is seeking to move and renovate the old Bristol town hall anounced Friday that it has received  501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. Here is the announcement from the Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society: The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society received its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS making them a tax-exempt non-profit organization and last […]

Bristol eighth graders create slogans for Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society

The new Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society Inc. needed a slogan and they went to Bristol Grade School to find one. The historical society organized a contest with Bristol eighth grade students to create a slogan for the group. To pick the slogans, the society leaders took all the slogans and entered them on a ballot without the student […]

Bristol WI Historical Society to host Paint Party Fundraiser Nov. 15

The Bristol WI Historical Society will be hosting a Paint Party Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th St, Kenosha. Priceis $45 per person. Price includes two glasses of house wine or domestic beer or soda, everything you need to paint and step-by-step guidance by a professional artist. No experience […]

Old Town Hall move to village park gets Bristol Village Board’s OK

Moving the old Bristol Town Hall to a village park was approved by the Bristol Village Board Monday. The vote to allow the move of the building to Firemen’s Park across 198th from Village Hall and the Bristol Fire Department Station at no cost to the village was unanimous, said Trustee John McCabe, who has been leading the project. […]

Bristol won’t hold money for new historical society

The Bristol Village Board failed to take action Monday on one trustee’s request that the village create a temporary account to hold funds for the newly forming Bristol Historical Society. Trustee John McCabe, who is leading the drive to create the historical society as a way to restore the old town hall building, asked for the […]

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