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

Thanks to grants from CT Humanities, we have hired Mike Zaffino as our part time administrator. This enables us to keep the research center open 5 days a week: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesdays. Visits are by appointment only by calling 203-639-1913.

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

The Meriden 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. Visits to either location are by appointment only. To schedule your appointment 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 and October 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.


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