We will be closed on Saturday, July 2nd for the 4th of July Weekend.
The Meriden Historical Society is excited to participate in the CT Summer at the Museum program. This program invites Connecticut children age 18 and under and one accompanying Connecticut-resident adult to visit the museum free of charge.
The Museum & History Center is located at 41 W. Main St., Meriden, CT. It is open on Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, with last tour given at 7:00 pm; on Saturdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, with last tour given at 2:00 pm; or by special arrangement by calling at least 2 days ahead. We are closed Sundays and Mondays.
There will be no tours on Thursday, July 28. Instead, join us at 6:30 pm at our lecture hall for a program: Areal display of Meriden
The CT Summer at he Museum has been made possible with the support of CT Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, office of the Arts, which also receives support from the Federal ARPA.
New Office Hours at Our 39-41 W. Main Street Location
Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Thursdays – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Research: We are open to researchers by appointment only. Please call us 203-639-1913.
Tours: Tours are conducted on the hour Saturdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm with last tour given at 2:00 pm and Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm with 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 three locations
The Meriden Museum & 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.
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.