We Are Growing

The Meriden Historical Society will be 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 collection, welcome more researchers and visitors, and better tell the story of our community! We will continue to operate our other location, the Andrews Homestead on West Main Street.

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We are packing and are getting ready to move. Visits are by appointment only and, since much of our research material is in boxes, research is very limited. We hope to resume our regular operation out of our new location by the end of December 2021 or early January 2022. We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.

The Meriden Historical Society is an all volunteer organization operating at two locations

1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, CT

The Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave. South Meriden, is open every Wednesday from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  The entrance to our parking lot is located on New Hanover Ave.  This location holds our research material and our administrative office.

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 from 11:00-3:00 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.


We’d like to thank the CUNO Foundation for its continued support.