April/May News Letter

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD:

424 West Main Street, Meriden Every Sunday in May, from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm

Andrews Homestead Before

Andrews Homestead Before

The Homestead’s new fence and the Society’s sign were wrecked in a recent automobile accident. Despite the damage to the property we are going on with our May open house plans. On display, will be

Andrews Homestead Damage to fence

Andrews Homestead Damage to fence

MERIDEN EPHEMARA (MOSTLY)

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E•phe•me•ra

plural noun

things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.

• items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity. Advertising cards, post cards, paper giveaways, match boxes, brochures, calendars, letterheads, candy wrappers and all that is paper and not meant to have been kept, will be on display at the Andrews Homestead on Sundays during the month of May.

Admission to the Homestead is free. Donations are much appreciated.

MAY PROGRAM: ANNUAL PIZZA AND POP PARTY

THURSDAY, MAY 8TH  6:00 P.M. at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover St. South Meriden, CT

Our Annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 PM. This meeting is for members only. (Yes, you can bring one friend/spouse/child) The President and Committee Chairs will give their annual reports. The membership will vote in the officers for the upcoming year and we’ll all have pizza, salad, coffee, tea and soda (AKA Pop). This is a chance to see the Society’s Wave Crest Collection, which will be on display.

SLATE OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2014-2015

OFFICERS:

PRESIDENT – Peter Slavinski

VICE PRESIDENT – Bill Siegel

SECRETARY – Martha Colaresi

TREASURER – Frank Pociadlo

MEMBERSHIP – Diane Tobin

CURATOR – Allen Weathers

DIRECTORS:

Ruth Borsuk

Sherwin Borsuk

Mary Ellen Brechlin

Brian Cofrancesco

Jan Franco

Bruce Rovinsky

Stacey Rovinsky

Lesley Solkoske

Kate Slavinski

Ron Stempien (honorary member)

SPECIAL THANKS

To Lester Dequaine for his very generous donation to the society.

To Diane Tobin for her recent donation of 3 binders filled with Meriden post cards and other Ephemera. The binders will be among the items in our May exhibit. We invite you to “sit a spell” and browse the binders.

 

FOR THEIR DONATIONS TO THE MERIDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WE THANK

John G. Arndt,

Doe Bartlett,

Henry Benoit,

W. Scott Braznell,

Frank Chiarenze,

Lester Dequaine,

Nancy Gluck,

Margaret S. Jenkins,

Lucy Mickiewicz

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS

 

Nest Egg Auction

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203 – 630 – 1400

The Record Journal

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11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

230-235-1661

Sans Souci Restaurant

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2003 North Broad Street

Meriden, CT 06450

203-639-1777