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.
Valerie Bubon, a teacher, lecturer, opera singer, and a member of the Meriden Historical Society will present a program of the extraordinary career of Meriden-born opera diva, Rosa Ponselle.
The program will include an overview of Rosa Ponselle’s career with audio excerpts from her operas andn highlights from her 1934 – 1936 radio broadcast years. A film clip of Ponselle’s MGM screen test will also be shown, with a question and answer to follow. This program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
TAG SALES SCHEDULED FOR 2017
SATURDAY, JUNE 17 & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16
We have scheduled 2 tag sale fund raising events this year. The first will be held on Saturday, June 18 and the second on Saturday September 17, with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The sales will be held at the Society’s Bernice Morehouse Research Center’s parking lot, located at 1090 Hanover Ave. Meriden, CT 06451
Members and non-members are welcome to set up at the sale. The cost is a $15.00 donation to the Society per set-up ($10.00 for members).
As in last year, the Meriden Historical Society will set up its own booth in the shed. We hope to see you there.
While looking through boxes of the International Silver Collection we came upon this charming medicine spoon.
The spoon features a clock-face and a moving arm used to indicate the time to take the next dose of medicine. It was patented on March 9, 1897 but was produced by Holmes and Edwards three years earlier. The spoon first appears in the catalog of 1894.
FOR THEIR GENEROSITY WE THANK
Alice Meigs, Andrew Piatek, and the visitors to the Meriden at War Exhibit.
Special thanks to the CUNO Foundation for their continuous support through their generous grant.
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