Category: Newsletters

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…

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…

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…

March, 2017

THE BRIDGEPORT POLTERGEIST ON LINDLEY STREET with  author William J. Hall THURSDAY, MARCH 9 at 6:30 at the Meriden Public Library 105 miller St. Meriden CT 06450 Furniture jumping, floating refrigerators, attacking entities – was this done by a poltergeist?  Mr. Hall’s presentation includes witness testimony from police, reporters, priests, and others on the best documented and witnessed haunting in…

November 2016

LEGENDS, LORE AND HAUNTING IN MERIDEN with moderator Julie Griffin. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 6:30 at the Meriden Public Library: Is the Solomon Goffe House (1711) haunted? Are there spirits in the Andrews Homestead (1760)? Julie has been researching, photographing and documenting paranormal legends and activities in the area for quite some time now. Bring a friend to this spirited meeting.…

October 2016

  EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 11:00 am – 3:00 pm AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD 424 W. Main St, Meriden: SHOWCASING OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION and MERIDEN POST CARDS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION The Andrews Homestead is a colonial era red building located at 424 W. Main Street, Meriden. On display are hundreds of items manufactured in Meriden. From Bradley and Hubbard…

September 2016

HAPPENINGS Summer is almost over and here, at the society, much has been happening and more is being planned. C.L.H.O COLLEAGUE CIRCLE MEETING: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 We will be hosting the next meeting of the Connecticut League of Historic Organization – Colleague Circle. In this meeting historical societies, history museums and historic sites run only by volunteers will brainstorm…