Thank you for your interest in supporting the Old Bristol Historical Society. As a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, our continued efforts depend on your generous support. There are many ways to help us out:


One of the best ways to to support the Old Bristol Historical Society is by becoming a member. Membership in the Old Bristol Historical Society is open to anyone with an interest in learning about and helping to preserve Old Bristol’s past.

Individual $15                    Family $20                    Friend $50                    Supporter $100

Patron $250                       Benefactor $500          Partner $750                 Preservationist $1000


To pay membership dues online, 1) decide on your membership level 2) click on the membership button below 3) choose “Other” and enter the amount of your preferred membership level.



To apply for membership by mail, please download our membership form:

2023 Membership Form

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email:


OBHS is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed under the limits of the law.

The OBHS is proud to have a Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.   


Donate online via PayPal, credit card, or debit card:

Donate by check: please download our DONATION FORM and mail to: Old Bristol Historical Society, P.O. Box 87, Bristol, ME 04539

-Historical items

The Old Bristol Historical Society is pleased to accept donations of materials that fall within the scope of its collection policy. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Belinda Osier at 207-653-6685.

Loan items for the Digital Images Archive

The success of OBHS’ Digital Images Archive is due in large part to the participation of community members who have shared and continue to share their personal collections of photographic images with us. If you have images that you are willing to loan us for scanning, please contact  Belinda Osier at 207-653-6685.


There are many opportunities to volunteer for OBHS with tasks running the gamut from stuffing envelopes to construction work. If you would like to volunteer, please speak directly to any of our Directors or contact us via email: