Category: Newsletters

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…

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…