May 2012 News Letter

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MAY 10TH – PIZZA – POP & VOTE

Members only!!! Do your Duty – Come and vote! The annual meeting of the Meriden Historical Society will take place at our Bernice Morehouse Research Center – 1090 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. On the agenda are the annual reports of the Society’s President, Treasurer, Membership Chair and Curator. Also on the agenda – voting for the 2012-13 board of directors, followed by a pizza and soda-pop dinner.

 

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD:

OPEN HOUSE AND EXHIBIT: THE BRADLEY AND HUBBARD (B&H) MFG COMPANY

EVERY SUNDAY IN MAY 11:00-3:00

Our May exhibit at the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main St. (next to McDonald’s) will showcase the Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company, one of the largest employers of Meriden workers in the late 1800’s. Our central exhibit room will feature a wide variety of the ornamental and decorative items for which Mr. Bradley and Mr. Hubbard are famous. Their legacy of generosity to the citizens of Meriden will also be celebrated. Bring your memories; we love to hear your stories and are constantly amazed at the connections that underlie so many of the people of Meriden. We have been preserving Meriden’s past for future generations since 1892. Be a part of it. Come join us any Sunday in May from 11am until 3pm. Admission is free. Donations are always appreciated.

 

B&H Elephant Door Stop on display at the Homestead

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Diane Tobin on the publication of her wonderfully informative book: The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An Abundance of Glass (The History Press). http://www.amazon.com/The-Meriden-Flint-Glass-Company/dp/160949492X

Diane will present her research at our September meeting, at which time she will also have copies of her book available for purchase and signing.

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 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, September 8 & October 13 (Weather permitting) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Prices per each set-up are: Members: $10.00 non-members – $15.00. Dealers are welcome.

The Society plans on having its own booth at the sale. We need both donations for the sale and volunteers to staff the booth. Your much-needed donations can be dropped off at Fair Weather Antiques (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), or 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.

 

MANY THANKS TO:

Lester DeQuaine and to James and Kathleen Nemeth for their recent donations to the society.

 

Special Thanks to our  

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Nest Egg Auction

http://nesteggauctions.com

30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450

203 – 630 – 1400

800-448-0692

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The Record Journal

http://myrecordjournal.com/

11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

230-235-1661

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Sans Souci Restaurant

http://www.sanssoucirestaurant.com/

2003 North Broad Street

Meriden, CT 06450

(203) 639-1777

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A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER:

Mr. Joseph Scaramuzzo of Meriden CT

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS & PROGRAMS:

The following are tentative dates for next year’s programs

September (no date yet) Diane Tobin will present her book The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An Abundance of Glass (The History Press). Book sale and signing will follow.

October 6, 2012: Civil War Reenactment at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) 540 Oregon Road, Meriden

November 13th 2012: to be announced

March 12th 2013: to be announced

April 9th 2013: to be announced

May 9th 2013Annual Membership Meeting

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Directors will hold its meetings at the Research Center at 5:00 PM on the following Wednesdays:

September 19th 2012

October 17th 2012

November 14th 2012

February 20th 2013

March 20th 2013

April 17th, 2013

May 15th 2013

June 19th, 2013

 

THE NEW ENGLAND CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

New England Civil War Museum is open on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from noon till 3:00. Current exhibits: “Col. Thomas F Burpee Collection” and “The Hirst Brothers Collection”. The museum is maintained and operated by Alden Skinner Camp #45 Sons of Union Veterans 14 Park Place, 2nd Floor, Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066

Phone: 860-870 3563

 www.newenglandcivilwarmuseum.com