Welcome to the Meriden Historical Society Website!

We’re glad you stopped by!

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     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! 



The following is the list of our planned programs for the year. Our sincere thanks to the Meriden Public Library for cosponsoring the programs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library “FROM HULA HOOPS TO HIGH FASHION: REMEMBERING G. FOX & CO. IN THE 1950s”

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library IT HAPPENED IN CT presented by Mike Kachuba

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library “RESCUE OF THE BOUNTY: DISASTER AND SURVIVAL IN SUPERSTORM SANDY” Presented by author Mike Tougias

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library “SPEAKING ILL OF THE DEAD: JERKS IN CONNECTICUT HISTORY” Presented by Ray Bendici.

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m at our Bernice Morehouse Research Center (1050 Hanover, So. Meriden) ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, POT LUCK DINNER AND SOCIAL We look forward to seeing you.

Our heartfelt thanks to Peter Slavinski, the president of the Meriden Historical Society and to Alexis Burgess of the Meriden Pulblic Library for setting up what promises to be an exciting program for the year.



Two month-long exhibits will be on display at the Andrews Homestead this year: OCTOBER will feature The MANNING BOWMAN COMPANY and MAY will feature MERIDEN’S SILVER.

In conjunction with those special exhibits, the Homestead will be open to the public on Sundays (October and May only) from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. otherwise, the homestead is open by appointment only.

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 (left) located at 1090 Hanover Street, South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead (right), 424 West Main Street, Meriden.
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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.


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