The Meriden Historical Society Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit organization uniting those who are interested in the history of Meriden, Connecticut.
The Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, is one of the oldest homes in Meriden. Chock full of items from Meriden’s past, it is open to the public every Sunday in May and October from 12:00-4:00 pm. Young and old (and in-between) are welcome to stop in! (for a virtual tour, scroll down and watch the video). The Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center is open every Wednesday from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.
OUT OF REACH: THE DAY HARTFORD HOSPITAL BURNED
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT
“The fire monster was finally dead. It was finished with Hartford Hospital, having done all it could to create a nightmare that an entire City (sic) would remember for decades to come, a lurid dream that would haunt 16 families forever, a trauma that even hardened veteran firefighters would carry with them all the days of their lives.”
Mark Granato, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will give a talk on his historical novel about the fire at Hartford Hospital. This inspiring novel is written from the testimony of veterans who fought the December 1961 blaze.
This program is free and open to the public. It is co sponsored with the Meriden Public Library. Refreshments will be served