Lost Main Street: The Mom & Pop Businesses of Bristol's Past

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The current EXHIBIT from now through to the end of May is about Bristol's lost Mom and Pop businesses and features extensive photos and objects from the Society's collections. The exhibit includes advertisements, trade cards, a variety of objects, and even statuary such as a "Cigar Store Indian", the Pozzi Pharmacy slot machine, and the memorable child-sized "Tweety Bird", used as a happy welcome to the well known Tweet Balzano's Restaurant.

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Thursday, February 13, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020
Event time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost / donation
Suggested donation of $3
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