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Meriden open salt

April 8, 2014 –  AT the MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Since ancient times salt has been an esteemed condiment on tables deserving of its own holding vessels.  These vessels are known as Salt Cellars, Open Salts and nowadays Salt Shakers. In her Power Point presentation, Lesley Solkoske will cover a brief history of salt and its importance and a history of the different styles of salts from the earliest Great Standing Salts of the Middle ages through those of the Victorian era. To further demonstrate the variety of salt cellars, Lesley will be bringing many salts from her own collection, mostly those produced by Meriden companies. Lesley Solkoske is the Past president of the New England Society of Open Salts Collectors, current editor of Salt Talk, the club’s newsletter, president of the Nutmeg Depression Glass Club and a board member of the Meriden Historical Society.

This program is co-sponsored by and will be presented at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT 06450.

The program is free and all are welcome. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact the Library’s Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, or email comsvc@hotmail.com 


OUR ANNUAL PIZZA AND POP PARTY at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover St. South Meriden, CT 06451. The Annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 PM. This meeting is for members (and their spouses) only.


Every Sunday in May,  11:00 – 3:00

Advertising cards, paper giveaways, brochures, letterheads, postcards and all that is paper and not meant to have been kept will be on display at the Andrews Homestead during the month of May. We look forward to present more details in our next bulletin.

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 Street, South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden.                                              1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, CT     

      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 11am-3pm.  Young and old (and in-between) are welcome to stop in!

     Click on the buttons to the left under the Main Menu heading to learn more about the Morehouse Research Center and the Andrews Homestead, including its 2012 facelift courtesy of volunteers from Hard Times Painting of Meriden.

     Scroll down to the bottom of this page to preview the Society’s collections housed at the Andrews Homestead. You’ll see Meriden in a whole new light! 


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