Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Society’s Museum and History Center, 41 W. Main Street, downtown Meriden as Constance Castillo, Airport Manager, presents a History of our local airport. Ms. Castillo is a certified flight instructor and has been an active member of the local Ninety-Nines, an international organization for women pilots. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Michael J. Zaffino, the Meriden Historical Society’s Administrator, at 203.639.1913.

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

Office Hours at our Museum and History Center are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Thursdays – 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The office will be closed from December 24, 2022 until January 2nd, 2023.

Research: We are open to researchers at our History Center during regular office hours by appointment only. To schedule your research visit, please call us 203-639-1913.

Tours: Tours or our Museum and History Center 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 two locations

The Meriden Historical Society’s Museum & History Center is our main office and research center. Located at 39-41 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 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.