Opening reception for Spring Exhibit Friday March 1st 6-8

A wine and cheese reception to introduce our Spring exhibit, “We’ve Come A Long Way…Maybe: The Changing Role of Women in Meriden Since 1900” will be held on Friday evening March 1st from 6-8. Please click HERE to reserve your spot at the reception. (Inclement weather date is Saturday March 2nd, 6-8)

The exhibit is open to the public during our regular hours through the end of May as well as the first Sunday of March, April and May from 11-3. The exhibit is interactive. Please bring a cell phone and ear buds to access the audio fror the displays. You may also self guide by using the printed tour brochure.

See below for our regular hours. There is no charge for the exhibit. Groups of 8 or more are requested to reserve a time by calling 203-639-1913.

Office Hours at Our Main Location, 41 W. Main Street, downtown Meriden.

We are open to the public during the winter from January 3rd through May 31st at our Museum and History Center at 41 West Main Street at the following times:

Tuesday By Appointment only.

Wednesday 9:00-3:00 no appointment needed

Thursday 12:00 – 8:00 on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 12:00 – 6:00 on 2nd and 4th. Closed first Thursday. No appointment needed.

Friday 9:00 – 2:00 by appointment only (203-639-1913)

Saturday 9:00-3:00 March 2, 23, April 6, 13 and 27, May 11 and 25. No appointment needed.

Research: We are open to researchers at our Museum & History Center, 41 West Main Street, during our regular office hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) by appointment only. To schedule your research visit, please call at least 24 hours in advance. 203-639-1913.

Tours: Beginning Saturday March 2, 2024 our new exhibit, We’ve Come A Long Way…Maybe: The Changing Role of Women in Meriden Since 1900 opens to the public. Individuals and small groups may come any time the museum is open. We do ask you to please schedule your visit by calling 203-639-1913 if your group is larger than 8. We will be open for this exhibit on the first Sunday of March, April and May from 11-3 in addition to our regular hours.

Lecture Series: Join us on the 4th Thursday of the month beginning on February 22nd for our regularly scheduled lecture series at 6:30 pm.

Andrews Homestead The Homestead is closed for the season until May.

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

The Meriden Historical Society’s Museum & History Center is our main office and research center. Located at 41 West Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Meriden. This historic building’s size and central location allows 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 . To schedule a visit to our History Center, 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 for special programs and events, and by appointment. Young and old (and in-between) are welcome! 

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 a visit, please call our main office number: 203-639-1913.


We’d like to thank the CUNO Foundation, the Meriden Foundation, the Napier Foundation, the State Historic Preservation Office, and CT Humanities for their support.