PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: TUESDAY April 9, 2019
At the Meriden Public Library
105 Miller St. Meriden CT
STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS OF MERIDEN.
Architectural art can be found throughout Meriden. Amy Prescher, an art and architecture historian and a faculty member of Connecticut State University, will present us with a program on the treasures of stained glass windows found in our city.
The program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Historical Society and the Meriden Public Library; it is free and open to the public.
GARDEN TOUR â€“ POSTPONED
We regret to announce that due to the unexpected passing of the organizer of this event, the Garden Tour fund raiser, originally scheduled for June 1st this year is postponed and will take place next year at a date yet to be determined. If you are interested in getting involved with this event, please contact Martha Colarese , the Meriden Historical Societyâ€™s president, at the Meriden Historical Society.
NEWS FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Meriden Cut Glass Co. and the Identification of “Fanned Hobstars”
Click on title above to view the latest article by Paul Butkus, our board member and researcher. Paul has just finished digitizing our Wilcox loose catalogs and has dedicated his article to the Meriden Cut Glass Company and the identification of â€œFanned Hobstarsâ€.
MAY OPEN HOUSE & SPECIAL EXHIBIT
Every Sunday in May
At the Andrews Homestead
424 West Main St. Meriden CT
11:00 am â€“ 3:00 pm
RECENT ACQUISITIONS: NAPIER, ROCKWELL, WAVE-CREST AND MORE
As in previous years, the Andrews Homestead will be open to the public from 11:00 till 3:00 every Sunday in the month of May. On display will be some of our recent acquisitions, all by Meriden artisans and manufacturers. The exhibit will feature silver on glass items by Rockwell Silver; Jewelry and more by the Napier Company; boxes and plaques by the C. F. Monroe Company and more. Admission is free, donations will be much appreciated.
We are looking for dedicated volunteers for the following projects:
- Cataloging and organizing our collection of photographs
- Photographing and cataloging items in our collections
- Researching (doing detective research work) to help answer the many queries addressed to the Society
Come meet our volunteers at the Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave. in South Meriden on Wednesdays between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.
CONVERT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, SLIDES AND VIDEOS TO DIGITAL FORMAT
As a service to the community, The Meriden Historical Society is offering to send your VHS videotapes, photographs slides and even music to Innovative Document Imaging (http://idiimage.com/) to be digitized. A tentative collection date is scheduled for June. Look for more details including a price list in our May newsletter.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS:
A survey is coming your way.
The Meriden Historical Societyâ€™s history spans a whole century (and more). With its eyes to the future, the Societyâ€™s board of directors is interested in your opinion as to the direction the Society should take.
We are in the process of composing a brief survey. The survey will be mailed to all members. We hope you will give us 5 minutes of your time. We need your input.
WE NOTE WITH SORROW THE PASSING OF OUR MEMBERS:
Nancy Laurentano â€“ December 2018
Weâ€™ll miss Nancy for her generosity and for her love for all that is Meriden.
Frank Chiarenza â€“ June 2018
Weâ€™ll miss Frank for his knowledge of glass and for his generosity to the Society.
Emily Belanger â€“ February 2019
Weâ€™ll miss Emily for her generosity and her love for all that is Meriden.
Agnes Baur â€“ March 2019
Weâ€™ll miss Agnes for her extensive knowledge of the painter Frederick Matzow and for her generosity to the Society.
FOR THEIR GENEROSITY WE THANK:
Lynn Boyangut; Alice Meigs; Suzio Insurance Company; Philip Toussaint; and our anonymous donor at Your Cause.
Welcome to Our New Members
Philip Toussaint of Hartford CT
Kenneth Lonczak of Meriden CT
Joseph Kiely of Meriden CT
The Family of Marcus Hamilton of Meriden
Judy Kiely of Meriden CT
Maryanne Harrison of Meriden CT
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS:
Macri Roofing, Inc.
36 Duffy Ave. Meriden, CT
Mahon Quinn & Mahon, P.C.
636 Broad St. Meriden CT
Meriden Self Storage
210 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden
Nest Egg Auctions
758 Four Rod Rd. Berlin, CT
New England Capital
Financial Advisors LLC
79 Main St., Meriden, CT
500 S. Broad St. Meriden
Spoonshoppe Brooke Deli
1320 E. Main St.Meriden CT
Suzio Insurance Center LLC
54 Chamberlain HWY, Meriden CT