Our Mission

The mission of the Old Bristol Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the artifacts and the oral, documentary, personal and physical histories of the communities formerly comprising the old township of Bristol, Maine, USA.

The history of the old township remains alive in the memories of its older citizens, in official and family documents, in artifacts, and in buildings and other monuments still standing on the landscape. The goal of the Society is to keep this history alive by recording these memories, researching and interpreting these documents, collecting these artifacts, and by visiting, exploring and photographing these buildings and other landmarks before they are lost.

By involving local people and institutions in its work, the Society aims to foster an even greater sense of pride and community in our collective past and future.

About Our Society

The Old Bristol Historical Society (OBHS) is a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation serving the public.

The first meeting of the Old Bristol Historical Society took place on April 23, 2003, at the Bristol Town House in Bristol Mills.


The McKinley School, located at 560 Harrington Road, Pemaquid Falls, serves as the home of the Old Bristol Historical Society. From Damariscotta, travel south on Rt. 130 for approximately 10 miles and turn right onto Harrington Road. The McKinley School will be on the right.