NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING & PIZZA PARTY
The Society’s annual meeting will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 5:30 PM
AT THE SOCIETY’S BERNICE MOREHOUSE RESEARCH CENTER 1050 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, CT 06451.
This meeting is opened to members only! Annual reports and voting in of new directors and officers will follow our traditional Pizza Party.
THE NAPIER COMPANY: SUNDAYS IN MAY AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD
424 W. Main St, Meriden, CT (next to Ben Franklin School) EACH SUNDAY IN MAY 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Although the city is in the process of refurbishing the Andrews Homestead, we will be holding our bi-annual open house as planned. Jones New York and the Victoria & Co. in Rhode Island, the company that bought out Napier, have donated a substantial amount of large, glamorous photos used for marketing their jewelry. Also in the collection are catalogs dating back to the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, as well as a large scrapbook, compiled in 1948, with interior and exterior photos of the factory and office, along with a presentation binder from June 1953. To reflect the company’s contribution to American costume jewelry, we have assembled a collection of Napier Jewelry representing the many years of the company’s operation. All will be on display in the main room at the Andrews Homestead. Come visit the Homestead, share your stories, and help celebrate Meriden’s past. Admission is free though donations are always appreciated.
SUMMER-LONG TAG SALE
To help raise money for the upkeep of our research center, the Society will be holding a monthly community-wide tag sale at the parking lot of the Research Center: 1090 Hanover Ave S. Meriden, CT on the Second Saturday of each month: May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13, September 10 & October 8 (Weather permitting) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Prices per each set-up are: $10.00 to members of the Society and $15.00 for non-members. Dealers are welcome.
The Society plans on having its own booth at the sale. We need both donations for the sale and volunteers to man the booth. Your much-needed donations can be dropped off at Fair Weather Antiques (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), at the Research Center (on Wednesday afternoons). To arrange for a pick-up, or to volunteer call Neda Weathers 203-237-4636 or Bill Siegel 203-235-2217. No appliances please – collectibles and smalls only.
WE WISH TO THANK
For their generosity through their
donation to the Society.
NEW PROJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
A comprehensive Trade list of Meriden Architects and Builders is being compiled.
RUMOR HAS IT that the old Handel Homestead on Broad Street is haunted.
A TV crew has been spotted around the old Victorian home…
Special Thanks to our
SILVER CORPORATE MEMBERS
Naugatuck Savings Bank.
251 Church St, Naugatuck CT 06770
With Branches in Meriden at
100 Hanover St. Meriden, CT 06451
1295 E. Main St. Meriden, CT 06450
and to our
Nest Egg Auction
30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450
203 – 630 – 1400
The Record Journal
11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450
San Souci Restaurant
2003 North Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450