March, 2015

MARCH PROGRAM: 

IT HAPPENED IN CONNECTICUT

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

Join former CT State Troubadour, Mike Kachuba as he sings about the lesser known people and events that shaped Connecticut history.  Hear about Goody Bassett, the witch of Stratford, The Leatherman, Jack Arabus and other heroes and villains.  Mike will demonstrate a wide variety of stringed instruments such as the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar and more in this educational and very entertaining program.

This program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD

This just in: The city has decided to convert the oil burner at the Andrews Homestead into gas. That should help us save money on heating cost.

 

A NEW STORAGE SPACE AT THE RESEARCH CENTER

Thanks to a generous grant from the Meriden Foundation, we added a beautiful barn-red shed. The new shed will serve as a safe, all weather venue for our May through October second-Saturday-of-the-month tag-sale/Flea Market fund raiser.

Our New Tag Sale/Flee Market Shed (Photo by Chris Ruel)

 

WE WELCOME Paul S Butkus of Meriden CT and Bill Glick of Meriden CT as new members of the Meriden Historical Society.

 

SINCERE THANKS to Stacia Morehouse, John Fowler, Robert LaRiviere and Sherwin Borsuk for their very generous dontions to the Society.

Special thanks to Bruce Rovinsky for installing a small hot water heater at the research center, to Chris Ruel for dealing with the leak from the ceiling at the research center and to Peter Slavinski for being there when emergency oil supply had to be delivered to the homestead.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE MIDSTATE CHAMBER OF COMERCE

The Meriden Historical Society is now a member of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. Sincere thanks to Sherwin Borsuk for donating the funds so that we could join this important organization.

 

 

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS

 

Nest Egg Auctions

http://nesteggauctions.com

30 Research Parkway, Meriden CT 06450

203-630-1400

The Record Journal

http://myrecordjournal.com/

11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

203-235-1661

Rob Lariviere – The Remodeling Company

848 N. Colony Rd

Meriden, CT 06450

203-213-1053