November 2015

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: OUT OF REACH: THE DAY HARTFORD HOSPITAL BURNED Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

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

Mark Granato, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will give a talk on his historical novel about the fire at Hartford Hospital. This inspiring novel is written from the testimony of veterans who fought the December 1961 blaze.

Out Of Reach

“The fire monster was finally dead. It was finished with Hartford Hospital, having done all it could to create a nightmare that an entire City (sic) would remember for decades to come, a lurid dream that would haunt 16 families forever, a trauma that even hardened veteran firefighters would carry with them all the days of their lives.”









Silver Table Setting – our October exhibit, is over. Roughly 100 people came to the Andrews Homestead to view the beautiful table settings.

TeaTable Tea Table Setting
a tea table setting

Young and old, all had a great time as attested to by this photo of a young man who got to try on the top hat as well as the applied mustache and to use the mustache cup that came with it.


All dressed up at a well appointed dinner table

mustache Cupcups with a mustache guard kept mustaches dry

4 lucky winners were drawn out of the carte de visite depository. They received a free one year membership in the Meriden Historical Society as well as a Meriden Historical Society mug, pen , “An American Heritage: A Book About the International Silver Company” and a membership certificate.

Carla LaFlamme and her new membership awardsCarla LaFlamme and her new membership awards


The heart and soul of the Meriden Historical Society is its core of volunteers.

The following non board members have invested their time in order to make the society a better place. Whether polishing silver, archiving, researching genealogy, doing yard and garden work, helping set up the tag sale, or forming new committees to help expand the society’s horizons, we owe our thanks to Charlene Atkinson, Richard Bartholomew, Paul Butkus, Sharon Deming, Jan Fontanella, Jan Franco, Leeanne Harvey, Paul Magnotta, Diantha Morse, Karen Redican-Taglieri, Bill Siegel, Bob Smith, Neda Weathers and Syl Winslow. We thank them all for their tireless and selfless contribution to the society.


Art and Shanda Geary, Nicholas Harlow, Evelyn Hatkin, Carla LaFlamme, Paul Magnotta and Karen Redican-Taglieri.




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