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Save the Date for a Special Presentation!






On September 12th, 2022, Dr. Garrett Ward Sheldon, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia' College at Wise, will present a special program, jointly sponsored by BHA and DAR. Sheldon taught at UVA-Wise for 36 years and held The John Morton Beaty Chair of Political and Social Science. He has lectured at Oxford University; the University of Vienna, Austria; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and in Moscow, Istanbul, and Israel.  

Professor Sheldon has published 10 books in his areas of Political Theory and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Faculty in Virginia Award, the highest honor conferred on an academic by the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has been a past advisor to the White House and a Delegate to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.  The program will be held at 6:30 PM, at the Bristol Public Library,

and is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.


Did you miss our last program??

Did you know that BTES airs Bristol Historical Association programs up to 3 times per day on its local television station (channels 7(SD) and 207 HD) for BTES cable customers?  So if you missed one of our wonderful programs, you can view it there! The channel typically airs the same program several times over the course of two consecutive weeks.  The times that these programs air changes every day.

Not a BTES customer?  Don't despair!  Chances are you know someone who is, so take the opportunity to arrange a visit during one of the air times and enjoy a friendly visit along with the program!  Cable customers can find air times by looking at their channel guide, and the schedule is available online to the public at large at

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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.

Historic Sites.

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. 

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