Ocotber 23rd – November 1st

The Meriden Historical Society is collecting gently used clothes. Your tax deductible donated clothes tot he Meriden Historical Society will be a needed fundraiser, held in conjunction with Savers. We’ll help you clean your closets and you’ll help us raise some funds.

Donations can be dropped off at our Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, on Wednesday, the 26th of October   1:30 – 4:00 pm;  

at the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden, on Sundays October 23d & October 30th   11:30 am – 3:00 pm

or by calling Ruth Borsuk at 203-237-8042 or Chris Ruel at 860-349-1046





10/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

At the Andrews Homestead Museum,

424 W. Main St.  Meriden CT 06451


In its 40th Anniversary issue dated April 17, 1926, section 3, the Meriden Daily Journal published an article titled MERIDEN BUSINESS FIRMS – WHEN ESTABLISHED with the following subtitles: “Over Eight Hundred Business Houses Here – Dates When Each Firm Started Business – Many of   Them Over a Half Century in Existence – Others More Recently Established Have Grown Into Live and Progressive Organizations – Two Over a Century Old” (click here for a link)

With a mission to preserve Meriden’s past for future generations, The Meriden Historical Society at its Andrews Homestead Museum, will showcase items made in Meriden by some of the companies mentioned in the above article as well as items related to  Meriden’s Fire and Police Departments and other Meriden institutions.

In Addition, we will be featuring a large collection of Meriden postcards on loan to us from a private collector.

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.



The Meriden Historical Society will sponsor a digital preservation event to help individuals preserve personal collections of print, photos and other media materials by having them digitized at a reasonable price.

Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand on Oct. 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at to counsel individuals on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Bring your old slides, photos, family VHS videotaped etc. to the Research Center at the above location on the day of the session. Once scanned and digitized, patrons will be notified of a date and time to retrieve their material.




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 Avenue, South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead (right), 424 West Main Street, Meriden. (click on the images below for map and directions)
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 11:00-3:00 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.  Admission is free – donations are appreciated.

We’d like to thank the CUNO Foundation for its generous grant that paid for the repair of the leaky roof at the Research Center.


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