MAY 2019

UPCOMING PROGRAM

Tuesday, May 28

6:30 PM

At the Meriden Public Library

105 Miller St. Meriden CT

Meriden's Sergeant York

MERIDEN’S SERGEANT YORK

Meriden Historical Society President Martha Colaresi tells the story of a Maine farm boy who adopted Meriden as his home town, joined the army in 1943 and became one of the city’s most highly decorated World War II heroes, earning media acclaim as “Meriden’s Sergeant York.”

This program is in co-sponsored by the Meriden Historical Society and the Meriden Public Library. The program is free and open to the general public. 

OPEN HOUSE AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD

Sundays May 5, 12, 19, 26:

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday June 8:

10:00 am– 2:00 pm

The Andrews Homestead

424 West Main St. Meriden CT

(Between McDonald’s and the Ben Franklin School)

2019 May Open House Flyer

Come see what is new at the Meriden Historical Society’s showcase museum, the Andrews Homestead. Featured will be the new, permanent display for The Napier Company, new additions to                         the C. F. Monroe Co display as well as an expanded display of Rockwell Silver Co.

Admission is free. This is an opportunity to come and see what the Andrews Homestead is all about. We look forward to welcoming you.

MERIDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY TAG SALE

    • JUNE 8, JULY 13, AUGUST 10 & SEPTEMBER 14. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • LOCATION: Meriden Historical Society’s Bernice Morehouse Research Center’s parking lot 1090 Hanover Ave. Meriden, CT 06451
    • RAIN DATE: the Saturday following the original date
    • COST TO SET UP: $15.00 donation to the Society per set-up ($10.00 for members).
  • CONTACT: Bill Siegel 203-237-2217

As in previous years, the Meriden Historical Society will set up its own booth in the shed.  We hope to see you there.

MAY ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, May 9,2019

6:00 pm

Bernice Morehouse Research Center 1090 Hanover Ave. Meriden

 

AGENDA:

Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting.

Treasurer’s Report.

Membership Report.

Collections Report.

President’s remarks.

Voting for 2019-2020 Board (Directors & Officers).

Adjure.

Pizza Dinner.

Suggested slate of officers and directors:

Sherwin Borsuk – President

Lesley Solkoske – V.P.

Deborah Patterson Secretary

Paul Butkus – Treasurer; Sherwin Borsuk – assistant

Lesley Carabetta – Membership

Brian Cofrancesco – Director

Judy Kiely – Director

Robert LaRivierre Sr. – Director

Bruce Rovinsky – Director

Stacey Rovinsky – Director

William Siegel – Director

Peter Slavinski – Director

Martha Colaresi – immediate Past President

Nominations from the floor

Allen Weathers – Curator

Ruth Borsuk – Newsletter Editor

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for dedicated volunteers for the following projects:

Cataloging and organizing our collection of photographs

Photographing and cataloging items in our collections

Researching (doing detective research work) to help answer the many queries addressed to the Society

Come meet our volunteers at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave. in South Meriden on Wednesdays between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.

CONVERT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, SLIDES, HOME MOVIES & VIDEOS TO DIGITAL FORMAT

As a service to the community and a fundraiser to the Society, the Meriden Historical Society is offering to send your home movies, VHS videotapes, photographs slides and even music to Innovative Document Imaging (http://idiimage.com/) to be digitized. We will be collecting media to be digitized from May 8th until June 8th.

You can drop off your media on Wednesdays at our Bernice Morehouse Research Center (1090 Hanover Avenue in South Meriden) starting Wednesday, May 8th between 2:00 pm and 3:45 pm.

FUNDrive – FUNDRAISER THROUGH SAVERS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

AT THE RESEARCH CENTER 1090 Hanover Ave. Meriden CT

Your no longer needed, gently-used clothing, linens, jewelry, shoes, accessories (such as belts and purses), and small household goods can raise funds for us. We have teamed up with Savers Stores and their fundraiser program. Savers will pay us 20 cents per pound of soft goods and 5 cents per pound of hard goods we bring them so PLEASE think of us when you clean up your closets.

2 MERIDEN-MADE WILCOX & WHITE PUMP-ORGANS ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME.

 Organ at Homestead                          Organ at Annex

We have 2 extra Meriden-made Wilcox & White organs. Both are beautiful but need to be refurbished, as they are not in a working order. We already have an organ on display at the Homestead and have no room to display the additional two.

If you are interested, either of the two is available for a small donation. Please call us (203-639-1913) to arrange a pickup time.

SPECIAL THANKS & APPRECIATION

The following is a personal note of thanks from our volunteer Lesley Carabetta: “Two people answered the call for help in doing some much needed painting at the Andrews Homestead.
Lori Raguckas and John Sullivan (who is not even a member) have been my painting buddies for about a week, and I couldn’t have asked for better! They were careful and respectful of this charming antique and I must say the results are beautiful. I can’t thank you both enough, for your time, energy and talent, not to mention how we solved all the world’s problems while slinging our paintbrushes!
The historical society, the city, and I, are so grateful you both answered my call for help.
With deep appreciation,
Lesley Carabetta”

If you did not know, Lesley is out membership chairperson. She has been working diligently at the Andrews Homestead for the past few years, making sure that our museum is well cared for, as well as keeping our membership in apple-pie order.

WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of Lorenzo Suzio, a life member of the Society and a great supporter. We extend our condolences to our member Dorothy Heffernan, and to the Suzio family.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

Charles Aldridge of Middletown, CT

John Strillacci of Southington, CT

 

FOR THEIR GENEROSITY WE THANK:

Charles Aldridge

A Lee Campione

Lesley Solkoske

  

Please support our Corporate Members

Mahon Quinn & Mahon, P.C.

636 Broad St. Meriden CT

203-238-1010

www.mqmlawyer.com

 

Nest Egg Auctions

758 Four Rod Rd. Berlin, CT

203-630-1400

www.NestEggAuctions.com

 

New England Capital

Financial Advisors LLC

79 Main St., Meriden, CT

203-935-0265

www.NewEnglandCapital.com

 

Record Journal

500 S. Broad St. Meriden

203-317-2407

www.myrecordjournal.com

 

Spoonshoppe Brooke Deli

1320 E. Main St.Meriden CT

203-630-3354

www.Spoonshoppe.com

 

Suzio Insurance Center LLC

54 Chamberlain HWY, Meriden CT

203-237-7403

www.SuzioInsurance.com

 

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