Year: 2010

October 2010 Bulletin

October, 2010 FROM THE PRESIDENT Let me introduce myself, I am Peter Slavinski the newly elected President of the Meriden Historical Society. Our October meeting will be held at the Meriden Public Library on Saturday the 30th from 2pm to 3pm in the Griffin room. Our guest speaker will be Joseph Zajac of the Linear Trails and Dwight Needles of…

History of the Silver City Shines in New Book. Local author chronicles dynamic past of Connecticut’s charming Meriden

Named the “Silver City” and later the “Ideal War Community” during World War II, Meriden quickly burgeoned into a major manufacturing center with the advent of the industrial revolution. The city has also long been enlivened by a diverse mixture of immigrants and newcomers. Bordered on the north by dramatic traprock ridges, Meriden has a larger percentage of parklands than any…