October 2015

1st OCTOBER PROGRAM: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

The Meriden Historical Society proudly presents:

The Charm of American Victorian SilverplateAmong the items left to the Meriden Historical Society by the International Silver Company were a number of slide presentations, complete with text. Over this summer we have scanned one of those presentations and converted it to a PowerPoint presentation. This program is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served

 

 

2nd OCTOBER PROGRAM Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

 BRASS VALLEY: THE FALL OF AN AMERICAN INDUSTRY

BrassValley Emery Roth II, author of “Brass Valley, The Fall of an American Industry,” will present a poignant, richly illustrated talk on the legendary history of the Naugatuck River Valley’s brass industry, which began in 1802. Brass parts then became indispensable in the age of steam and electricity. As the industry grew across the Brass Valley, mill towns along the river developed into thriving cultural centers. Roth ponders the waning of the industry and its legacy, as well.

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

 

 

OCTOBER SPECIAL EXHIBIT AND OPEN HOUSE AT THE ANDREW’S HOMESTEAD

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Sunday in October 424 West Main St., Meriden, CT

Silver Table Settings

“The new machine age and ease of plating gave the manufacturers of silverplated wares the ability to literally flood the market with every form and design of useful and ornamental objects for the dining table, dressing table, and hotel and restaurant trade. It was an age of obsessions with table settings, silver, food and huge floral arrangements for homes of the new middle class.” (Molly Griffith, Silver Magazine, Jan-Feb 1984).

On display are useful and ornamental silver items made in Meriden for the dining table, dressing table, child’s table and tea table.

Also on display is a film made for International Silver and titled “How to Set a Table.”

The Exhibit is free – donations are welcome.

 

 

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