OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2009 NEWS LETTER

September, 2009

OCTOBER MEETING:

SILVER CITY GLASS CO.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

2:00 pm @ the Meriden Public Library.

A talk on Silver City Glass Co, will be given by Dough Schultz. Doug’s grandfather, Carl Schultz, and Doug’s father, owned and operated this Meriden based silver over glass decorating company.  Please bring in any Silver City items you may have for Show-and-tell. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. – Bring a friend!

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: THE NAPIER COMPANY

EXHIBIT and  SHOW & TELL

SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD

Once again we will open our showcase location at the Andrew’s Homestead, 424 W. Main St, Meriden, CT (between Ben Franklin School and McDonalds) Sundays October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2009  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

THE NAPIER COMPANY is our featured exhibit. On display are banks, bar ware, advertisements smoking related paraphernalia, jewelry, and other collectibles from the early beginnings of the company until it ceased its operation in 1999.

Bring along your favorite Napier items to share with the society and with the visitors who will be there. A special section has been set aside to showcase those “one-day” items. Alternatively, if it’s jewelry, you could simply wear it. We encourage loitering and story telling as well as sharing information and simply having a good time connecting through the rich manufacturing history of our city.


 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MEETING: MERIDEN COOK-BOOKS – A MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK SUPPER AT THE RESEARCH CENTER.

Thursday, November 12, 6:30 pm

You (and a spouse/friend) are cordially invited to participate in this fun-filled event. Recipes for dishes brought to the communal dinner should be out of any of Meriden’s cook books. Please call Lesley Solkoske at 203-440-3686 to co-ordinate (So we don’t end up with a meal consisting of 12 potato salad dishes.) Don’t own a Meriden Cook Book? – Not a problem – we have recipes we can share, just call Lesley. Ruth Borsuk will talk briefly about her Meriden Cook Book Collection (on display).

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MERIDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY END OF SUMMER TAG SALE

Saturday September 26th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over the summer, the Meriden Historical Society has received many more donated items for our tag sale, from antiques and collectibles to household and just plain “stuff”. We’ll be setting up inside and outside our research center at 1090 Hanover Rd. in So. Meriden

Prices per booth are: $10.00 to members of the Society and $15.00 for non-members.

Dealers are welcome.

To help raise money for the upkeep of our research center, The Society will have its own booth at the sale. Donations to the Historical Society’s Booth are welcome and can be dropped off at Fair Weather Antiques or at the Research Center – or, to arrange for a pick-up, call Neda Weathers 203-237-4636 or Bill Siegel 235-2217.  No appliances please – collectibles and smalls only.

WE WISH TO THANK

Joan Munger

Frank Chiarenza

Margaret S. Jenkins

Andrew Piatek

John Arndt

Paul Gudelski

Donald A. Heckler

Henry Benoit

Clifford Cyphers

Mark S. Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. C E Mosher

Ms.Sheila Kirby

Jim & Betty Masterson

Frank & Marge Suzio

Drury Williford, Jr.

For their generosity through

donations to the Society.

Special Thanks to our Corporate Members

 

Naugatuck Savings Bank

www.naugatucksavingsbank.com

1295 East Main Street

Meriden, CT 06450

&

100 Hanover Street

Meriden, CT 06451

203-639-8866

877-729-4442

 

Nest Egg Auction

www.nesteggauctions.com

30 Research Parkway

Meriden CT 06450

203 – 630 – 1400

800-448-069

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