Join us as we unite with the community in celebrating YuleFest – downtown Meriden. Friday, 12/9/2022 3:00 – 7:00; Saturday, 12/10/2022 10:00 – 6:00; Sunday, 12/11/2022 11:00 – 3:00

Office Hours at Our 39-41 W. Main Street Location

Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Thursdays – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Research: We are open to researchers by appointment only. Please call us 203-639-1913.

Tours: Tours are conducted on the hour Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (last tour given at 2:00 pm) and Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (last tour given at 7:00 pm.)

Tours are not given on the 4th Thursday of the month, instead please join us for a scheduled program at 6:30 pm.

Please call us ahead of time: to schedule your visit  203-639-1913.

Supported by its volunteers, the Meriden Historical Society operates at three locations

The Meriden Museum & History Center we are in the process of relocating from our research center in South Meriden to 39-41 West Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Meriden. This historic building’s size and central location will allow us to expand our public programs, exhibit more of our collections, welcome more researchers and visitors, and better tell the story of our community! To read more details about this location click HERE . We continue to operate our other locations, the Bernice Morehouse Research Center in South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead on West Main Street. To schedule an appointment to the Research Center please call 203-639-1913.

1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, CT

The Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave. South Meriden, hosts about half of the archives of International Silver. Our operations here are limited. While most of our day to day research material is at our new location at 39-41 West Main Street, the rest is still here at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center. We do not have regular office hours at this location. To schedule an appointment (records viewing only) please call 203-639-1913.

The Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, is one of the oldest homes in Meriden.  Chock full of items from Meriden’s past, it is open to the public every Sunday in May between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, and by appointment. Young and old (and in-between) are welcome to stop in!  We share a parking lot with the Benjamin Franklin elementary school. You may enter the parking lot through the do-not-enter entrance as long as it is not during school opening or dismissal time.

To set up an off-time, private visit, please call our main office number: 203-639-1913.


We’d like to thank the CUNO Foundation, Meriden Economic Development Corporation, and CT Humanities for their support.