Two exciting programs in March:

An Exclusive Advance Introduction of “Art and Artisans of Meriden”  – a NEW book!

WHEN: Saturday, March 25th  1:00 pm FULL

3:00 PM still has seating available

WHERE: Meriden Historical Society  Museum & History Center 41 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06451

WHO: Justin Piccirillo, Meriden Artist, Educator & Author

Join us for a captivating presentation by Justin Piccirillo, local artist, educator and author as he unveils his new book, “Art and Artisans of Meriden.”  Justin will present an overview of his book, talk about prominent individual artists, and relate how this convergence of talent created a culture of creativity that remains part of the fabric of our community to this day. 

In addition to Mr. Piccirillo’s presentation, the Meriden Historical Society and Gallery 53 will showcase a collection of images and artifacts highlighting Meriden’s artistic heritage. 

Seating is limited, admission is free, reservations are recommended. Purchase your book from the Meriden Historical Society ($25.00 cash or checks) or, online on Gallery 53’s website (click here) ahead of time to guarantee your seat. Call the office (203-639-1913) for details.

Meriden Show and Tell: What is it? Where is it? Who is it?

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2023 – 6:30 PM

WHERE: Meriden Historical Society’s Museum and History Center, 41 W. Main St., Meriden CT 06450

WHO: A panel of members of the Society: Allen Weathers, Bruce Rovinsky, Justin Piccirillo, Sherwin Borsuk, and more.

Come and share your stories, discoveries and queries relating to Meriden and its history. A panel of members of the Society will be on hand to answer questions and present unusual items from the Society’s collection.

Seating is limited, admission is free, reservations are recommended by calling the office (203-639-1913) or emailing us Info@MeridenHistSoc.org

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

We are open to the public at our Museum and History Center: Wednesday 10:00 – 3:00 by appointment only (203-639-1913), Thursday 3:00 – 8:00 with tours given at 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00, Fridays 10:00 – 2:00 by appointment only (203-639-1913), Saturday 10:00 – 3:00 with tours given at 10:00, 11:00 & 12:00.

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 are approximately 45 minutes long. We strongly recommend making a reservation for your tour by calling 203-639-1913. Tours are not given on the 4th Thursday of the month, instead, please join us for a scheduled program at 6:30 pm.

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.