MARCH 22 6:30 PM AT THE MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 105 Miller St. Meriden
W. SCOTT BRAZNELL will present “SILVERSMITHING AS A TREATMENT FOR TUBERCULOSIS: WILLIAM WALDO DODGE, JR., AND THE BEGINNINGS OF GAYLORD SILVERCRAFT.”
Meriden Historical Society’s member W. Scott Braznell, a museum consultant, an author and an independent scholar, is an invaluable source of information pertaining to the silver and silver-plate craft in the US, its trends and historical impacts on society.
“…The Gaylord Silvercraft workshop was part of the Gaylord Farm Sanatorium, Wallingford, CT, run by the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
The following information is taken from an annual report for Gaylord Farm Sanatorium for 1923.
The silver working was done as part of the vocational training and occupational therapy for the tuberculosis patients. After the Federal Board for Vocational Education ceased funding this work at Gaylord, the board feeling that the silverwork would pay for itself persuaded Mr. & Mrs. William Waldow Dodge, Jr. of Meriden to come on board at a nominal salary to develop this workshop…” http://imageevent.com/bluboi/gaylord
The workshop was founded in 1923 and ceased operation in 1944.
Sponsored by the Meriden Historical Society and the Meriden Public Library, the meeting is free and open to the public.
WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of long time Life member Emily Fontanella
FOR THEIR RECENT DONATION TO THE SOCIETY , SINCERE THANKS TO:
John Arndt, Martha Colaresi, Ruth Ann Davis, Donald Heckler, Mr. & Mrs. C E Mosher and to Karen Roesler
A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS: Lesley Carabetta, Brian Cofrancesco, Timothy F. Slamon, John Strillacci, and Paul Tobin
Special Thanks to our
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