EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD 424 W. Main St, Meriden: SHOWCASING OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION and MERIDEN POST CARDS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
The Andrews Homestead is a colonial era red building located at 424 W. Main Street, Meriden. On display are hundreds of items manufactured in Meriden. From Bradley and Hubbard decorative items to Wilcox and White Organs, famous companies and obscure ones, lamps, glass and silverplate are all on display.
Also on display, by special arrangement, is an extensive collection of Meriden post cards from a private collection.
Admission is free, donations ae greatly appreciated.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 6:30 pm
At the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St, Meriden CT
SPRINGDALE AVENUE: THE SAN GIOVANNESE AND OTHER EARLY ITALIANS OF MERIDEN
Moderated by Christine Pittsley.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT THE BERNICE MOREHOUSE RESEARCH CENTER 1090 Hanover Ave, Meriden – A DIGITAL PRESERVATION EVENT – FUND RAISER
The Meriden Historical Society will sponsor a digital preservation event to help individuals preserve personal collections of print, photos and other media materials by having them digitized at a reasonable price.
Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand on Oct. 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at to counsel individuals on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Bring your old slides, photos, family VHS videotaped etc. to the Research Center the day of the session. Once scanned and digitized, patrons will be notified of a date and time to retrieve their material.
MERIDEN GREEN GRAND OPENING
The Meriden Historical Society’s Tent at the opening of the Meriden Green drew quite a number of people who were greeted by a Charles Parker impersonator – our own Bruce Rovinsky. Ruth Grandy’s Meriden postcards collection was of great interest as well.
GRANTS: Work on the Annex is completed. Thanks to the Cuno Foundation for their grant and to the Suzio/York cement companies for the donation of gravel for this project. Next project will be the repaire of the Research Center’s driveway.
WE NOTE WITH SORROW
The passing of the Society’s past president Betty Masterson.
WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBER:
FOR THEIR GENEROSITY
We thank: The Cuno Foundation whose grant paid for the restoration and painting of the Annex; Lorenzo Suzio and the Suzio-York Hill Companies for their donation of gravel and to Jan Franco for her generous donation in memory of Jim and Betty Masterson.
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