Category: Newsletters

May 2012 News Letter

  ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MAY 10TH – PIZZA – POP & VOTE Members only!!! Do your Duty – Come and vote! The annual meeting of the Meriden Historical Society will take place at our Bernice Morehouse Research Center – 1090 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. On the agenda are the annual reports of the…

April 2012 News Letter

  APRIL PROGRAM: X-RAYS IN HISTORY AND POP CULTURE Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room. (105 Miller Street, Meriden) Dr Sherwin Borsuk, president of Midstate Radiology Associates and a member of the Meriden Historical Society Board will present The History of Radiology and it’s effect on popular culture. The talk is open to…

March 2012 News Letter

March, 2012     MARCH PROGRAM: What is Haunting the Andrews Homestead? Presented by Julie Griffin Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room. (105 Miller Street) Interested in seeing ghostly photographs taken in our community, and hearing spirit voices caught on EVP (Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but…

October 2011 News Letter

September, 2011     OCTOBER PROGRAM:  PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PAPERS AND TREASURES  –  presented by Christine McCarthy, Chief Conservator at the Yale University Library, on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room (105 Miller Street.) Ms. McCarthy will discuss the basics of good preservation for personal collections of papers, books, photographs and other objects of sentimental value.…

August 2011 News Letter

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT We have lined up exciting programs for this year. Please mark your calendar: September 17th 2011: Tea Party at 1pm at the Andrews Homestead – Tickets required. October 11th 2011: Document Preservation at the Meriden Public Library.   November 8th 2011: Jim Fontana a WWII Pilot will talk about his experiences in the War.  …

May 2011 News Letter

May 2011   NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING & PIZZA PARTY The Society’s annual meeting will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 5:30 PM AT THE SOCIETY’S BERNICE MOREHOUSE RESEARCH CENTER 1050 Hanover Ave, South Meriden, CT 06451. This meeting is opened to members only! Annual reports and voting in of new directors and officers will follow our traditional Pizza Party.…

April 2011 Program

Greetings, Our April program will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 6:30PM at the Meriden Public Library (105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450). Dianne Tobin will present a talk on local glass artist Carl Helmschmied and Belle Ware. The meeting is free and opened to the public. Please join us and bring a friend.

March 2011 News Letter

March, 2011 MARCH PROGRAM: MARCH 22 6:30 PM AT THE MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 105 Miller St. Meriden W. SCOTT BRAZNELL will present “SILVERSMITHING AS A TREATMENT FOR TUBERCULOSIS: WILLIAM WALDO DODGE, JR., AND THE BEGINNINGS OF GAYLORD SILVERCRAFT.” Meriden Historical Society’s member W. Scott Braznell, a museum consultant, an author and an independent scholar, is an invaluable source of information…

October 2010 Bulletin

October, 2010 FROM THE PRESIDENT Let me introduce myself, I am Peter Slavinski the newly elected President of the Meriden Historical Society. Our October meeting will be held at the Meriden Public Library on Saturday the 30th from 2pm to 3pm in the Griffin room. Our guest speaker will be Joseph Zajac of the Linear Trails and Dwight Needles of…

History of the Silver City Shines in New Book. Local author chronicles dynamic past of Connecticut’s charming Meriden

Named the “Silver City” and later the “Ideal War Community” during World War II, Meriden quickly burgeoned into a major manufacturing center with the advent of the industrial revolution. The city has also long been enlivened by a diverse mixture of immigrants and newcomers. Bordered on the north by dramatic traprock ridges, Meriden has a larger percentage of parklands than any…