Category: News & Events

VICE IN MERIDEN – Meriden Items for Bad Habits

Meriden’s many manufacturers and businesses produced numerous items over the years that enabled Meriden’s citizens and people all over the world to engage in activities which, done in excess, turn into bad habits. Be it tobacco (smoked or chewed), alcohol, or gambling (with cards or other means), Meriden companies had a wealth of products that could be used in these…

HANOVER PARK – Virtual Program with Lesley Solkoske 4/15/2021

Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM as Lesley Solkoske, Meriden Historical Society volunteer and Hanover Park researcher, leads a visual walk (and talk) through Hanover Park, its history and its various attractions as captured in photographs, postcards and maps. This program will be presented on Zoom and also streamed to the Meriden Historical Society’s Facebook page, facebook.com/meridenhistoricalsociety. Please…

COVID-19 update

CLOSED: Our Bernice Morehouse research center is closed to the public until April 14, 2020. Stay safe! CANCELLED: BUSTER KEATON, THE GREATEST OF THE SILENT CLOWNS – Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 PM at the Meriden Public Library MEETINGS: The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 will be held via Free Conference Call. All board members are requested to call…

UPCOMING PROGRAMS – 2020:

THE JEDEDIAH WILCOX MANSION ANNIVERSARY – celebrating 150 years.  One of Meriden’s most magnificent homes, the Jedediah Wilcox Mansion stood at 816 Broad Street for just over 100 years. When the Wilcox family moved in on November 19, 1870, the Meriden Daily Republican described the building as “a princely mansion”  and “the finest residence…in the state.” Join us on November…

MERIDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S COMMUNITY TAG SALE FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY:  OCTOBER 12, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – WEATHER PERMITTING LOCATION: Meriden Historical Society’s Bernice Morehouse Research Center’s parking lot 1090 Hanover Ave. Meriden, CT 06451 RAIN CANCELLS SET UP: $15.00 donation to the Society per set-up ($10.00 for members of the Society). CONTACT: Bill Siegel 203-237-2217 ADMISSION: Free As in previous years, the Meriden Historical Society will set…

Historical Fiction As a Portal to the Past

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library A PROGRAM ABOUT A NEW NOVEL BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF THE LYMAN FAMILY OF LYMAN ORCHARDS Author Diana Ross McCain will discuss her new novel Thy Children’s Children, based on the true story of the first five generations of the Lyman family of Lyman Orchards of Middlefield,…