Year: 2017

CHRISTMAS AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD December 9 & 10, 2017

It’s Christmas at the Homestead! The Meriden Historical Society will open the Andrews Homestead at 424 West Main St. next to Ben Franklin School for a special holiday exhibit. The Homestead has been decorated in a Christmas theme. The tree is up, the stockings are hung, the toys are under the tree, the Wassail is warm, and the smell of spice cake is in the air. Please come and join us to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. Saturday and Sunday, December 9th & 10th from 3pm to 8pm

November 2017

NOVEMBER PROGRAM AND LECTURE Thursday, November 9, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden CT THE MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY- PRINTING BEFORE THE DIGITAL AGE – LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING. Presented by William (Bill) J. Glick author of IN THE SERVICE OFSCHOLARSHIP: HAROLD HUGO & THE MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY (Oak Knoll Press 2017). Mr. Glick, a member…

THE MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY- PRINTING BEFORE THE DIGITAL AGE – LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

Presented by William (Bill) J. Glick Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden William J. (Bill) Glick will present an illustrated talk about the Meriden Gravure Company and the talented people who were the driving force behind this world renowned, Meriden based, printing company. In his presentation, Bill will draw on…

October 2017

  AT THE RESEARCH CENTER: Our president, Lesley Solkoske, assisted by our volunteer, Dan Metz, are valiantly working their way through our collection of silver-plate flatware. Lesley and Dan have been sorting and cataloging holdings that have been waiting to be evaluated for a very long time. Also hard at work are Paul Butkus and Kathy McMahon. Kathy and Paul…

OCTOBER 2017 OPEN HOUSE AND SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Our October 2017 Open House will feature Communication Before the Digital Age. We’ll be open on Saturdays, October 14 & 28 and on Sundays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
A special wine and cheese reception for members and their guests is scheduled for Saturday, October 7,  4:30PM – 6:30 PM.
Admission is free, donations are gratefully appreciated.

September 2017

THE 1916 MEXICAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION presented by David Corrigan Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden CT. The Mexican Punitive Expedition was also known as the Pancho Villa Expedition. And Pershing’s Punitive Expedition “Between June 27 and June 29, 1916 nearly 3,000 Connecticut National Guardsmen left Camp Holcomb in Niantic, bound for the…

June 2017

THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF ROSA PONSELLE with Valerie Bubon Thursday June 15, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden CT.          Diva Rosa Ponselle – 1925                   Ms. Valerie Bubon Valerie Bubon, a teacher, lecturer, opera singer, and a member of the Meriden Historical Society will present a program of the extraordinary career…

May 2017

MAY PROGRAM: SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST with Local resident and Holocaust survivor Bernie Frydenberg MONDAY may 15, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden CT (click here for directions) We live at a time when the numbers of those who witnessed the horrors of WWII first hand and can recount their experiences are rapidly declining. Bernie Frydenberg…

April 2017

April Program: MERIDEN’S HISTORY & SETTING INSPIRES ASYLUM with local author Kathryn Orzech. THURSDAY, APRIL 13 6:30 at the Meriden Public Library: Kathryn Orzech, award-winning local author of Asylum and Premonition of Terror, and, as she describes herself when telling about her website Dreamwatch.com: “Not a Psychic but…”, will talk about how the history of Meriden inspired her and found…