The town of Pocock was founded in 1762 and changed its name to Bristol, Vermont in 1789. The entire downtown is a National Historic District. The summer concerts by the Bristol Band have been a summer tradition since just after the Civil War. A stagecoach c. 1889 on display in the village is a reminder of when visitors were transported from the railroad in New Haven to The Bristol House.
The Dunshee Block was built in 1870 by Nobel F. Dunshee. It is the oldest building in the Bristol’s downtown, built after the Civil War. The Italianate Revival style architecture includes richly ornamental cornices at the roof-line and window heads. The building has hosted a variety of businesses over the last 140 years, starting with Dunsheeʼs Clothing store. It housed two shops on the ground floor, a meeting hall and apartments on the upper floors.
The Bristol, Vermont mug is part of our Vermont history mug series which includes many unique businesses that played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.