March 2012 News Letter

March, 2012



MARCH PROGRAM: What is Haunting the Andrews Homestead? Presented by Julie Griffin

Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room. (105 Miller Street)

Interested in seeing ghostly photographs taken in our community, and hearing spirit voices caught on EVP (Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.)?

Join us for an evening discussing spirit photography and of what is haunting the Meriden Historical Society’s Andrews Homestead – presented by Julie Griffin.

Ms. Griffin (no relation to the room) is a photographer and, since 2008, a paranormal investigator. She visits locations reported to be haunted and documents the experience with her spirit photography. The visits often lead to intense personal experiences…

The program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library. It is free and open to the public.


CROMWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: Beauty and the Beast – 300 Years of Connecticut Architecture

Presented by William Hosley Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Stevens-Frisbie House, 395 Main Street, Cromwell. The program is the 5th in a series. It is free, but reservations are requested. To RSVP,  please call the Cromwell Historical Society at 860-635-0501


A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:  Clark Robison, Diane Mase, and Emily Belanger


WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of Leon Bartholomew, a long time member of the society and its Board of Directors.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Florence, Richard & Lois and to Richard & Claire.



John Arndt, Martha Colaresi, Ruth Ann Davis, Mark Dunn, Jan Franco, Ron Gibson, Nancy Gluck, JoAnne Garbinski, Paul Gudelski, Pete Hazelwood, Donald Heckler, , Charles Herezog, Margaret Jenkins, Mr. & Mrs. C E Mosher, Joan Munger, Margaret Myers, Andy Piatek, and Karen Roesler, for their donations to the society over the past year.


A REMINDER:  If you have not yet done so, now is the time to renew your 2012 membership in the Meriden Historical Society.

Rates are:

Individual Membership: $15 per person, yearly

Seniors (over age 65): $10 per person, yearly

Life Membership: $250 per person

Senior Life Membership: $125 per person

Corporate Membership: $50.00

Silver Corporate Membership $75.00

You can pay by check made out to the Meriden Historical Society and mailed to:

MHS Membership Chairperson

PO Box 3005,

Meriden, CT 06450


Alternately, you can pay your membership online (and make donations to the society at)





Special Thanks to our


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

(203) 639-1777