A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
We have lined up exciting programs for this year. Please mark your calendar:
- September 17th 2011: Tea Party at 1pm at the Andrews Homestead – Tickets required.
- October 11th 2011: Document Preservation at the Meriden Public Library.
- November 8th 2011: Jim Fontana a WWII Pilot will talk about his experiences in the War.
- March 13th 2012: Ghostly Photographs in the Andrews Homestead presented by Julie Griffin.
- April 10th 2012: The History of X-rays presented by Dr Sherwin Borsuk.
- May 10th 2012: Annual membership meeting (members only).
We have also scheduled two month-long open house exhibits at the Andrews Homestead:
- Sundays in October: A One Person’s Collection of Meriden Memorabilia.
- Sundays in May: To be announced
I look forward to seeing you,
SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: A TEA PARTY LUNCHEON – (Fund Raiser)
Step back in time and enjoy a special tea in the historical ambience of a 1760’s home. The public is invited to attend a tea party luncheon at the historic Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden, CT on Sept. 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. Tickets for the tea are $20.
For more information, contact Jan Franco at 203-238-2346. Proceeds will benefit the Meriden Historical Society. Space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door.
SUMMER-LONG TAG SALE
Our Summer long, monthly community-wide tag sale is going on strong at the parking lot of the Research Center: 1090 Hanover Ave S. Meriden, CT. Held on the Second Saturday of each month, the remaining schedule is as follows: Aug 13, September 10 & October 8 (Weather permitting) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Prices to set-up are: $10.00 for members of the Society and $15.00 for non-members. Dealers are welcome.
Donations for the Society’s booth and volunteers to man the booth are never refused. Your much-needed donations can be dropped off at Fair Weather Antiques (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), and 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.
OCTOBER AT THE HOMESTEAD – MERIDEN MEMORABILIA: SHOWCASING A ONE PERSON’S COLLECTION
The city of Meriden is in the process of renovating the Andrews Homestead. The project should be completed in time for our next month-long exhibit in October: On display will be one of our members’ thirty-year accumulation of anything and everything Meriden. Postcards, milk bottles, advertising give-aways from various banks and stores as well as other ephemeral material (items that would have normally been thrown away,) saved in memory of the good old days. As an added attraction, visitors to the exhibit will receive a circa-1950’s Meriden postcard as a souvenir.
The exhibit will open on Sunday October 2nd and continue every Sunday in October from 11am until 3pm.
The exhibit will delight anyone, and especially those Interested in Meriden’s history, collectibles and memorabilia. Come join in the fun and share your stories of life in your hometown.
FOR THEIR RECENT DONATION TO THE SOCIETY , SINCERE THANKS TO:
Mark Dunn, Paul Gudelski, Pete Hazelwood and Margaret Jenkins.
A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:
Margaret Arndt, Paula Charneco, Julie Griffin and Betty Ann Hobson.
Special Thanks to our Silver Corporate Members:
NAUGATUCK SAVINGS BANK
251 Church St, Naugatuck CT 06770
With Branches in Meriden at:
500 W. Main St. Meriden, CT 06451
1295 E. Main St. Meriden, CT 06450
and to our Corporate Members:
NEST EGG AUCTIONS
30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450
203 – 630 – 1400
THE RECORD JOURNAL
11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450
SANS SOUCI RESTAURANT
2003 North Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450