October November 2012

October/November, 2012

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD:      424 West Main St, MeridenTHE CIVIL WAR & THE MERIDEN G.A.R. MERRIAM POST NO. 8 EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 11:00 am – 3:00 pm:Thought you have missed our October Open House Exhibit? It is not too late!  Our Civil War Exhibit will stay open every Sunday in October till (including) October 28. The exhibit highlights the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with and focuses on Meriden’s G.A.R., Merriam Post No. 8.  Interesting and unusual artifacts from Civil War battlefields are displayed along with medals, swords, an authentic uniform, Lincoln’s life mask and other memorabilia. A collection of Memorial Day, Civil War officers, and monument postcards, as well as other ephemera is available to browse through.

The Andrews Homestead, our showcase museum, is located at 424 West Main St. (between the Ben Franklin School and McDonalds), Meriden ,  CT.Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Come join us and share your memories of Meriden.


NOVEMBER PROGRAM: THE GREAT ESCAPE OF EDWARD WHALLEY AND WILLIAM GOFFE: SMUGGLED THROUGH CONNECTICUT  Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 pm at the Meriden Public Library. Open to the public

Christopher Pagliuco, a freelance writer and a high-school history teacher in Madison CT, will present his recently published book. The book recounts the personal stories of Whalley and Goffe who toppled King Charles I of England, in the 1640s  and were instrumental in his execution. In the 1660s Whalley and Goffe became fugitives, fleeing to the then Colony of New Haven.

Co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library, the meeting is free and is open to the public.

 

 

 

HAUNTED MERIDEN – GHOST STORIES FROM THE SILVER CITY – A NEW PROJECT We are collecting stories of encounters with ghosts and haunted homes here in Meriden. The encounters must have been experienced by the person submitting the story here in Meriden. Stories may be featured in the Meriden Record Journal.

There are 3 ways in which to submit:

1. The Society’s facebook page www.facebook.com/meridenhistoricalsociety

2. Via e-mail: MeridenHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

3.  By mail (Postal Service):

Meriden Historical Society

P.O. Box 3005

Meriden, CT 06450

 

 

MANY THANKS TO: Janet Pestey, Jim and Betty Masterson, Nancy Gluck, Arline Dunlop, Peter Slavinski, Lester DeQuaine, Kathy McMahon, The City of Meriden, The Parker Gun Club, the Meriden Police Department and Gallery 53, for their recent donations to the Society.  Donations included not only money but also items related to Meriden such as ledgers, letterheads, Meriden Centennial materials, News Clippings, Photographs, a Film, items for the tag sale and more.

A HEARTY WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER William Passarelli of Meriden

 

Special Thanks to our 

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