April 2013 News Letter

 

THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78

APRIL PROGRAM 4/30/13 AT 6:30 P.M.
Co-Sponsored by and presented at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St Meriden, CT 06450
Author Michael Tougias will present a narrated slide presentation of “The Blizzard of ’78”.  Mr. Tougias chronicles the period before the storm then follows its progression, causing commuter nightmares and incredible devastation. An in-depth analysis comparing this blizzard to the Great Blizzard of 1888 is also included.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

 

CURATOR’S CHOICE EXHIBIT

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD IN MAY: Our May exhibit will be a chance for our curator Allen Weathers to showcase a fantastic collection of items from his varied interests. We are always amazed and appreciative of his broad knowledge not only of Meriden itself, but of ordinary things used in Meriden over the years. Come to the Andrews Homestead any Sunday during May from 11am to 3pm and be ready for a “treat”.

 

TAG SALE

The Meriden Historical Society is busy getting ready for our Second Saturday of the month tag sale season beginning on May 11th, 2013
We are looking for donations for our Society Table such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition. They may be dropped off at the Historical Society Research Center at 1090 Hanover Rd. in South Meriden on Wednesdays from 2 until 4:30.
If you would like to set up at the sales, spaces are available at $15 for non-members and $10 for members.
For further information or pickup of items, please call:
(203) 235-2217 or (203) 237-4636.

 

PIZZA AND POP AT THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
The Society’s annual membership meeting will be held at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center 1090 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, CT 06451.
Committee chairs will be presenting their annual reports. All members are urged to come, vote in the new board, chat with friends and enjoy pizza, a soft drink and dessert.
This meeting is opened to members only!

 

WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of Robert Spinelli (November 2012), Evelyn Boriello (January 2013), Lillian Semolic (February 2013) Don Heckler (March 2013) Erma Bartholomew DeMaria (April 2013) and Mark Dunn (April 2013)

 

WE WELCOME our new members Joseph Zabrowski of Meriden, Mary Ellen Brechlin of Meriden and Sharon Deming of Meriden.

 

SINCERE THANKS TO: Jeffrey Merrian, Margaret Jenkins, John Arndt, Sherwin Borsuk, Deborah Granger, Martha Colaresi, Susan Youngs and Glen Fulton for their generous donations to the Meriden Historical Society

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS 

Nest Egg Auctions

http://nesteggauctions.com

30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450

203 – 630 – 1400

800-448-0692

The Record Journal

http://myrecordjournal.com/

11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

230-235-1661

Sans Souci Restaurant

http://www.sanssoucirestaurant.com/

2003 North Broad Street

Meriden, CT 06450

203-639-1777