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 are reorganizing the archives at our Annex.
SEEING THE PAST: STORIES ON THE TRAIL OF A YANKEE MILLWRIGHT
Presented by author Jim Powers
Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden CT.
Among the stories of Connecticut’s Past is that of the development of the Britannia and Silver-plating industry particularly in Meriden and Wallingford and how it was a driving force in the evolution of industrial Connecticut during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is open to the public. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. The program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is open to the public. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
MEMBERS ONLY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
at the Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, Meriden – sharing a parking lot with the Benjamin Franklin School. This event, given in appreciation of members support, will launch our October exhibit: Communication Before the Digital Age. The reception is for members in good standing and their guests only (one guest per member). Please RSVP by calling our office 203-639-1913 and leaving a message or by emailing us at : MeridenHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
COMMUNICATION BEFORE THE DIGITAL AGE – AN EXHIBIT
at the Andrews Homestead
will be open to the public 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
on Saturdays: October 14 & 28
and on Sundays: October 8, 15, 22 & 29
The “digital age”, also called the “information age”, is defined as the time period starting in the 1970s with the introduction of the personal computer, with subsequent technology introduced providing the ability to transfer information freely and quickly. The Public is invited to view items and images of the way we used to communicate before the Internet and personal computer made their way into our lives.
VOLUNTEERS AND DOCENTS WANTED!
EXHIBIT DOCENT TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th – 10:00 AM and for MONDAY OCTOBER 9 – 6:00 PM,
We could definitely use more volunteers, especially people who can help welcome visitors to the Andrews Homestead. Training for veteran docents and docents-to-be for the upcoming exhibit will take place on Sunday, October 8th at 10:00 am and on Monday, October 9th at 6:00 pm at the Andrews Homestead. Please RSVP by calling our office 203-639-1913 and leaving a message or by emailing us at : MeridenHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
We need a count to ensure we prepare enough material for all attendees.
DIGITIZE YOUR MEDIA – A Fund Raiser
With Digital Memory Media Saturday, October 7, 12:00 – 3:00 PM at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave, Meriden.
People were very pleased with this program last fall so, once again : If you ever wanted to convert your photos, home movies, slides, video tapes even your music to a digital format and have them stored on a CD or a thumb drive, here is your chance. An advisor from Digital Memory Media, will be at the Society’s Research Center, to consult, and if so desired, pick up any items brought in for digitization. Prices are: Video Tapes (VHS, VHS-C MINI DV, HI8): $17.00 per video; Slides (Glass or Celluloid): $0.50 each. Over 1,000 – $0.45 each; Photos/negatives: $0.50 each – over 1,000 – $0.45 each; Albums: $0.85 per page; 8mm & 16mm movies: 3-inch reel – $14.00 per reel, 5-inch reel – $25.00 per reel, 7-inch reel – $50.00 per reel; Vinyl Records: $29.00 per record; Audio Cassettes: $19.00 single sided $25.00 dual sided; Reel-to-Reel Audio: dual channel $30.00 quad channel $39.00; DVDs & CDs $7.00; Blu-Ray $13.00.
Digital Memory Media will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Society.
FOR THEIR GENEROSITY WE THANK:
Carl Sokolowski; and to Ric & Lisa Suzio who made a donation in honor of Dorothy Heffernan’s Birthday.
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