FROM THE PRESIDENT
We’ve started the season off right with an excellent first program on Modern Silver designs by Scott Braznell and with a very interesting exhibit on communications at the Andrews Homestead. Thanks go to Chris Ruel, Kathy McMahon, Neda Weathers and Allen Weathers for all the hours spent in putting the display together, and to the members who loaned items to the exhibit from their private collections. There is still time to see it as we will be open for the two remaining Sundays in October. Please stop by for a visit and to enjoy the exhibit.
Our next program is on Wed. Nov 12, again at the library. Max Scheller will be talking on the Meriden Rifle Club and the Schuetzen Fests.
Hope to see you there,
NOVEMBER PROGRAM: THE MERIDEN SCHUETZEN SHOOTING CLUB
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library – 105 Miller Street
Max (Robert) Scheller of South Windsor will present The History of the Meriden Schuetzen Shooting Club.
The following is a quote from www.gabelguns.com:
“The Schuetzen Rifle is a specialized form intended for offhand target shooting according to well established rules. The earliest date which can be assigned to the formalized shooting which became known as the Schuetzen Festival is in the fifteenth century. The custome (sic) survived in Central Europe until about the beginning of the 19th century, after which America took the lead. Schuetzen shooting, as an active sport, did not survive the first world war. Shooting was done in the offhand fashion, without artificial support. Formalized American shooting festivals commenced around the middle of the 19th century with the first National meeting in 1866.” The program will include a display of Shuetzen guns and memorabilia. The meeting is free and opened to the public. Bring a friend!
It is not too late to visit the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06451. From toys to the items themselves, Titled: Communication in Meriden, our exhibit covers Telegraphy, Telephony, Connecticut Telephone and Telegraph memorabilia, printing presses and typewriters, pen & paper, ink bottles, blotters, Meriden post office memorabilia, Fire Alarms and more. The photos in this bulletin were taken at our Communications in Meriden exhibit. The exhibit is free and is open to the public every Sunday in October from 11:00 to 3:00.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Can you spare a couple of hours of your time?
We could use some volunteers at the Homestead on Sundays in the month of October and at our Research Center on Wednesday afternoons.
Please call the research Center (203-639-1913) if you can donate a couple of hours.
WE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS:
Richard & Claire Bartholomew of Meriden, CT
Bill & Dorothy Daniels of Naugatuck, CT
Dan DeLuca of Meriden, CT
Peter Hazelwood of Wallingford, CT
Pasquale Lombardo of Los Angeles, CA
Nest Egg Auctions of Meriden, CT
Henry Sagnella of Meriden, CT
Douglas C. Schultz of Meriden, CT
Paul Ott & Nancy Whitcher of Rocky Hill, CT
Stanley Woronick of Meriden, CT
Special Thanks to our Corporate Members
Castle Bank & Trust Co.
100 Hanover St. Meriden, CT 06451
1295 E. Main St. Meriden, CT 06450
Nest Egg Auction
30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450
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