BRISTOL HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Cumberland Square Park
The Bristol Historical Association, with the support of community partners, successfully applied for Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers to recognize the importance of two distinguished African Americans whose roots lie in Bristol; Charles Spurgeon Johnson, the first African American president of Fisk University ,who rose to become a renowned scholar specializing in race relations; and Spurgeon's father, the Reverend Charles Henry Johnson along with the church he led for years, Lee Street Baptist Church, founded by formerly enslaved people.
BHA will be hosting a dedication ceremony for both markers on
Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. in Bristol’s Cumberland Square Park.
Welcome to the official web site for the
Bristol Historical Association!
History is told through the buildings and homes in a city. The mission of the Bristol Historical Association is to promote an interest in the history of Bristol. The Bristol Historical Association is dedicated to the identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of local history.
History is told through the buildings and homes in a city. The Bristol Historical Association promotes an interest in the history of Bristol by designating properties with historical significance. A generous contribution from Mr. William W. “Bud” Walling financed the cost of the first twenty-five plaques. Much credit is due to the late Mr Walling for his vital part in the promotion of the Landmark Designation program.
Are you interested in applying for a Landmark Marker for your historical building? If so, please complete the Historical Landmark Marker Application Form.