Category: Newsletters

OCTOBER 2019

UPCOMING PROGRAM: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019 6:30 p.m. Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St., Meriden, CT   MAKING HISTORY / MAKING PLACE: A CELEBRATION OF CONNECTICUT MUSEUMS Picture Show and Lecture with William Hosley. Connecticut has 169 towns and as many community-based historical museums. Most are small. Many are run by volunteers. No two are alike. They preserve & present…

September, 2019

UPCOMING PROGRAM Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:30 PM At the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden CT VOTES FOR WOMEN In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. The fight for women’s right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join us to learn about the Connecticut women who fought…

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 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…

APRIL, 2019

UPCOMING PROGRAM PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: TUESDAY April 9, 2019 At the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden CT 6:30 PM STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS OF MERIDEN. Architectural art can be found throughout Meriden. Amy Prescher, an art and architecture historian and a faculty member of Connecticut State University, will present us with a program on the treasures of stained…

March 2019

Upcoming Program: ARCHITECTURE OF MERIDEN: – Lorenzo Hamilton: – Architect of Meriden’s Notable Early 20th Century Homes. Marcus Hamilton, a life-long Meriden resident, will present a program on the life and works of his grandfather, Lorenzo Hamilton, a grandson of H. Wales Lines. The program will include a bit of history about this storied Meriden family and examples of the…

APRIL 2018

APRIL PROGRAM: UP WEST MAIN AND DOWN MEMORY LANE – Digitized Images of West Main Street, Meriden in 1960 Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT. Please join us for a nostalgic photographic “walk” along West Main Street Meriden as it was photographed 58 years ago, back in 1960. Our…

MARCH 2018

MARCH PROGRAM: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLE ADVERTISING GLASS Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT. Ruth Ann Davis, a retired psychologist and a long time antique dealer, has been a collector of advertising glass giveaways since 1980. She will be sharing her knowledge and some of her collection with us on…

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…