Bristol 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

Bristol 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

Bristol Gem Show
Bristol Gem Show

We’re starting to plan our 2019 Gem & Mineral Show! Be sure and save the date:

Saturday, October 19 • 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 20 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday
At the Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford St in Bristol

Admission for the show is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors. Kids under 12 are free with paid adult, and scouts with leaders (in uniform) are free too.

Bristol Gem Show
Bristol Gem Show

The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club was organized in 1972 to foster interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts. The club holds regularly scheduled meetings where educational events are presented for the advancement and knowledge of the membership in these fields.

Members include mineral collectors, jewelry makers, gem cutters and faceters, and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in rocks, gems, and minerals is welcome to join. (Links to application form.)

The club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and maintains financial independence to be able to establish a continuing and adequate meeting place, cooperate with similar organizations, and support the expenses incurred. The club encourages the spread of the hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups. The club is insured and a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc.

Members receive the following benefits:

Monthly meetings featuring speakers, films, or other programs; refreshments; door prizes and silent auctions of mineral specimens
Monthly newsletter
Participation in the annual show
Participation in Club mineral-collecting trips
Comprehensive liability insurance coverage during field trips
Membership in the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the dining room at the Douglas Beals Senior/Community Center at 240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Connecticut [see map]. Our monthly meeting schedule is here.

Join Us
So join us! It is easy to sign up — just come to a meeting or simply download a Membership application form and send it in by snail mail (instructions on form.) Your membership dues are tax-deductible.

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