Category: Newsletters

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. …

November 2014

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden CT FROM HULA HOOPS TO HIGH FASHION: REMEMBERING G. FOX & CO. IN THE 1950s Come join us on a trip down memory lane with a foor-by-floor tour of Connecticut’s favorite department store. You will also hear the story of Beatrice Fox Auerbach,…

October 2014 News Letter

  AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD: 424 West Main Street, Meriden Every Sunday in the month of October, from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm MANNING BOWMAN – AN OVERVIEW Peter Slavinski – president of the Meriden Historical Society, has put together an exhibit of this prominent Meriden manufacturing company. From its inception (Middletown CT 1832 – moved to Meriden in 1872),…

September 2014 News Letter

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The following is the list of our planned programs for the year. Our sincere thanks to the Meriden Public Library for cosponsoring the programs.   Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library THE HISTORY OF STEINS presented by Frank Pociadlo   Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library “PANIC…

April/May News Letter

AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD: 424 West Main Street, Meriden Every Sunday in May, from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm The Homestead’s new fence and the Society’s sign were wrecked in a recent automobile accident. Despite the damage to the property we are going on with our May open house plans. On display, will be MERIDEN EPHEMARA (MOSTLY) E•phe•me•ra plural noun…

March 2014 News Letter

MARCH PROGRAM: JEDEDIAH WILCOX and THE MERIDEN WILCOX MANSION: HISTORY, MYSTERY and LEGACY presented by BRIAN COFRANCESCO TUESDAY, 3/11/14 6:30 P.M. at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden Brian CoFrancesco, an architectural historian, will be presenting a program about Jedediah Wilcox, a Meriden manufacturer and partner in the Wilcox Silver Plate Company.            …

October 2013 News Letter

  PARANORMAL – INVESTIGATING THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD  Presented by Adam Shefts TUESDAY, 10/08/13 6:30 P.M. Co-Sponsored by and presented at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT 06450 Adam Sheft is the founder and director of Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society. They are a professional team working with historical societies throughout the Northeast. Northeast Paranormal conducts programs for historical…

April 2013 News Letter

  THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 APRIL PROGRAM 4/30/13 AT 6:30 P.M. Co-Sponsored by and presented at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St Meriden, CT 06450 Author Michael Tougias will present a narrated slide presentation of “The Blizzard of ’78”.  Mr. Tougias chronicles the period before the storm then follows its progression, causing commuter nightmares and incredible devastation. An in-depth…

March 2013 News Letter

MARCH PROGRAM: INDIAN WARS IN CONNECTICUT Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, Meriden, CT 06450 Connecticut has generally been seen as a bucolic, rather quiet state. But early in its history, the state saw bloody battles, both between Native American tribes and between natives and colonists. The program, presented by David Koch, a historian…