SHADOWS OVER DAWNLAND
Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall of the Meriden Historical Society’s new History Center 39-41 West Main Street, downtown Meriden & Zoom
James T. Powers, author of Shadows Over Dawnland will discuss the historical experience of the Quinnipiac people during the first fifty years of the English colonization of their ancestral home, the Dawnland, 350 years ago. Book signing following the lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. Zoom registration is required. To register, go to our website https://MeridenHistoricalSociety.org and follow the link. Sincere thanks to the Meriden Public Library for hosting the registration on their event scheduler.
Sunday, April 24, Noon – 4:00 PM 39-41 W. Main Street, downtown Meriden – featuring displays of Meriden’s Places, People & Products. Free ice cream cones to the first 250 attendees, courtesy of the YMCA and ZAHA Ice Cream Shop. This fun event is free and open to the public.
Every Sunday in May 11:00 – 3:00 located at 424 West Main Street, Meriden The museum will be open to the public May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.. On display are items highlighting Meriden’s rich manufacturing history. Admission is free, donations will be appreciated.
Michael J. Zaffino came to Meriden Historical Society via the great resignation movement occurring in the U.S. during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Previously, he was a Reading Specialist at Bunnell High School in Stratford. He has over 30 years of experience in education, working in both private and public schools. He holds a M.S. in History from Southern Connecticut State University and has taught a variety of history classes to middle school, high school and college students. Mike resides in West Haven with his wife, Lynn, daughter, Michaela, and a mixed breed rescue named Oakley. He has officially adopted the city of Meriden as his personal sister city. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, walking, reading, movies, sports, gardening, and going to tag sales.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
As a result of moving, we have fallen behind on our responses to research inquiries and on organization of items. We could really use more volunteers. If you can help, please call Ruth Borsuk at 203-464-2751, or Mike Z, our administrator, at 203-634-1913 or 475-775-5049. Volunteers can now access our 41 W. Main location every day except Monday.
We’d like to recognize the following organizations for their generous grant contributions: The CUNO Foundation, Meriden Economic Development Co., and CT Humanities.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
Michael Lafreniere of Tacoma, WA
Robert & Janet Mule of Wallingford, CT
Maura Santoni of Newport News, VA
Sharon and David Smith of Meriden, CT
Jewel Stern of Coral Gables, FL
Efrain Valintin of Meriden, CT
Valentin Karate of Meriden, CT
Mike, Lynn & Michaela Zaffino of West Haven, CT
WE THANK OUR CORPORATE SUPPORTERS
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Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, P.C.
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Meriden Memorial Funeral Home
450 Broad St., Meriden CT 06450
Mule Security & Electric Inc.
113 Broad St., Meriden CT
New England Capital
Financial Advisors LLC
79 Main St., Meriden, CT
Plimpton & Hills Corp.
300 Research Pkwy, Meriden CT 06450
The Russell Hall Company
19 N. George St., Meriden, CT
Suzio Insurance Center, Inc.
54 Chamberlain Hwy., Meriden, CT
Tuxis Ohr’s Fuel
80 Britannia St. Meriden, CT
75 S. Colony St. Meriden, CT 06450