Category: Newsletters

June 2016

  IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY E. DALY A dogwood tree and a plaque commemorating Dorothy E. Daly, our Librarian & Archivist who passed away, was dedicated at our May Annual Membership meeting. Dorothy’s Dogwood tree, commemorative plaque & her family at the Annual Meeting   UPCOMING EVENTS – TAG SALE Saturday June 18 & Saturday September 17   9:00 am –…

May 2016

MAY PROGRAM: MERIDEN THROUGH MAPS : 1690 TO 1896 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT Join us for a visual presentation of Meriden and its development as seen through 27 historic maps. This presentation was put together by its presenter Robert Smith, and edited by Brian Cofrancesco. Both are member…

April 2016

APRIL PROGRAM: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MERIDEN / What Meriden Made – Made Meriden Join us for a visual presentation of the history of Meriden, starting with Colonial times and ending almost in the Present. The presentation pays tribute to the companies that operated in Meriden and gained our city an important place on the global industrial manufacturing map. This…

March, 2016

MARCH PROGRAM: THE NOT SO GOOD LIFE OF THE COLONIAL GOODWIFE Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT   Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women in the spheres of birth, death, sex and birth control, childcare, sickness, and medicine. In 2011, Velya Jancz-Urban and her family bought a foreclosed 1770…

November 2015

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: OUT OF REACH: THE DAY HARTFORD HOSPITAL BURNED Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT This program is free and open to the public. It is co sponsored with the Meriden Public Library. Refreshments will be served Mark Granato, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will give a talk on his…

October 2015

1st OCTOBER PROGRAM: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT The Meriden Historical Society proudly presents: Among the items left to the Meriden Historical Society by the International Silver Company were a number of slide presentations, complete with text. Over this summer we have scanned one of those presentations and converted…

SEPTEMBER 2015

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT Just in time for Hurricane Season, author Emery McCarthy Earls will discuss his new book: TWISTED SISTERS: HOW FOUR SUPERSTORMS FOREVER CHANGED THE NORTHEAST IN 1954 & 1955 “Devastating winds, pounding waves, record tidal surges and floods of nearly Biblical proportions. This…

April/May/ 2015

 MAY PROGRAM: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library SPEAKING ILL OF THE DEAD: JERKS IN CONNECTICUT HISTORY  Presented by author Ray Bendici. A “delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of Connecticut through their deeds and misdeeds.” To quote Mr. Bendici: ”Consider this smorgasbord: a colorful counterfeiter, a Native American…

March/April 2015

APRIL PROGRAM: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT RESCUE OF THE BOUNTY: DISASTER AND SURVIVAL IN SUPERSTORM SANDY Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-author Michael Tougias (pronounced ‘toe-gis”- hard “g”) will explore The harrowing story of the sinking and…

March, 2015

MARCH PROGRAM:  IT HAPPENED IN CONNECTICUT Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT Join former CT State Troubadour, Mike Kachuba as he sings about the lesser known people and events that shaped Connecticut history.  Hear about Goody Bassett, the witch of Stratford, The Leatherman, Jack Arabus and other heroes and villains. …