OCTOBER PROGRAM: PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PAPERS AND TREASURES – presented by Christine McCarthy, Chief Conservator at the Yale University Library, on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room (105 Miller Street.) Ms. McCarthy will discuss the basics of good preservation for personal collections of papers, books, photographs and other objects of sentimental value. We will look at the best places to store important artifacts in one’s home, how to find and work with a conservator, and the best practices for individuals looking to organize, display, and protect their collections. There will be examples of file boxes, folders and plastic sleeves as well as handouts to take home for future reference and sources for more information. This program is cosponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is free and open to the public.
OCTOBER AT THE HOMESTEAD – MERIDEN MEMORABILIA: SHOWCASING A ONE PERSON’S COLLECTION – EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden, CT
While the city renovation of the Andrews Homestead is not progressing as fast as we had hoped for, we will still hold our bi-annual month-long open house in October. Unlike past exhibits that featured the well known Meriden manufacturing companies, this one will pay homage to the Meriden merchants of yesteryear, their giveaways and gimmicks from yardsticks to shoehorns, thermometers and calendars. The items on display promise to evoke fond memories in those who attend.
We invite you and your friends to come to the Andrews Homestead located at 424 West Main Street Meriden, CT and join in the conversation, the surprises and the good old hometown feeling of Meriden. Visitors will receive their choice of a vintage postcard of downtown Meriden as a souvenir. Admission is free, donations are always appreciated.
Our Summer-long, monthly community-wide tag sale will hold its last session on October 8th. It is not too late to reserve your spot at this great event that takes place (Weather permitting) at the parking lot of the Research Center: 1090 Hanover Ave S. Meriden, CT 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Prices to set-up are: $10.00 for members of the Society and $15.00 for non-members. Both the public and dealers are welcome. For more information please call Neda Weathers 203-237-4636 or Bill Siegel 203-235-2217.
The Tea party/luncheon at the Andrews Homestead was a lovely and tasty event. The event proved to be not just a fun social but also, at the same time a very successful fundraiser. The society would like to extend its sincere thanks to Jan Franco, who planned and prepared the delicious tea treats, and to the tea angel crew: April, Chris, Martha and Leslie who added some of their kitchen bests and helped set up and serve.
FOR THEIR RECENT DONATION TO THE SOCIETY , SINCERE THANKS TO:
JoAnne Grabinski, Nancy Gluck
A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:
WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of Louise Lacey Cowing, our beloved librarian and archivist. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Ken and the family.
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
Nest Egg Auction
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