Our Bernice Morehouse research center is now open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call us 203-639-1939 or email us at MeridenHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

The Meriden Historical Society Inc. is a membership-supported non-profit organization uniting those who are interested in the history of Meriden, Connecticut.

We operate two buildings: the Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center, located at 1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead, at 424 West Main Street, Meriden. Click on the images below for map and directions.

1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, CT

The Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave. South Meriden, is open every Wednesday from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  The entrance to our parking lot is located on New Hanover Ave.  Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

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 11:00-3:00 pm, and by appointment. Young and old (and in-between) are welcome to stop in!  We share a parking lot with the Benjamin Franklin elementary school. Admission is free – donations are appreciated.


We’d like to thank the CUNO Foundation for its continued support.