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An Evening with the Gillettes

Bristol Historical Society
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BHS is excited to sponsor and "Evening with the Gillettes" presented by Harold & Theodora Niver.

Not only do the Nivers talk about William and Helen Gillette, the BECOME the Gillettes. Flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers.

Who was William Gillette? What was his connection to the greatest fictional detective of all time? Was Sherlock Homes fact...or fiction? What is the story behind the image of Holmes...the cap...the pipe...the lens?

You will learn about Gillette Castle in East Haddam. What famous people visited the Castle? You will learn about Gillette's greatest love - his wife Helen. And, for you cat lovers, you will learn about Will's love of cats.

Their costuming is authentic and period correct. Their knowledge of Sherlock Holmes, William Gillette and Gillette Castle is extensive. Because of their distinctive home, which is built around a Holmes theme, they have been in such magazines as US, Smithsonian, Fortune, Connecticut and Yankee. TV segments include PM Magazine, ABC News and CBS.

As a plus, since both Harold and Theodora are professional musicians, you will hear several songs from the English Music Hall era.

Prepared to be educated and entertained!

Admission is free for BHS Members, $5 for Non-Members.