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CHRISTMAS AT THE ANDREWS HOMESTEAD

Christmas at the Homestead

Join us at our 424 West Main Street showcase museum, the Andrews Homestead, for a Historical Christmas. We’ll be opening our, circa 1760, building to the public to show the Homestead all decorated for the Holiday. Santa will be there to greet all. 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12 Children are welcome. Beverages will be served. Admission is free – donations greatly appreciated.

HUBBARD PARK – A VIDEO TOUR WITH JUSTIN PICCIRILLO October 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE

On October 29, 1900, hundreds of local residents gathered at Castle Craig for a celebration and the official dedication of Hubbard Park, Walter Hubbard’s gift to Meriden.

Join us on October 29 at 6:30pm as we commemorate this historic anniversary – 120 years to the day! – with a virtual program by historian, educator and author of “Hubbard Park” Justin Piccirillo. Mr. Piccirillo will share a new video tour of Hubbard Park and answer questions from attendees.

This program will be presented on Zoom and also streamed to the Meriden Historical Society’s Facebook page, facebook.com/meridenhistoricalsociety. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP your attendance via the registration form HERE to join us on Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a link to the program via email the day of the program.

This program is co-presented by the Meriden Historical Society and the Meriden Department of Parks and Recreation.

Historical Fiction As a Portal to the Past

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:30 p.m. at the Meriden Public Library

A PROGRAM ABOUT A NEW NOVEL BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF THE LYMAN FAMILY OF LYMAN ORCHARDS

Author Diana Ross McCain will discuss her new novel Thy Children’s Children, based on the true story of the first five generations of the Lyman family of Lyman Orchards of Middlefield, Connecticut,as an example of how well-researched historical fiction both entertains and informs.

Thy Children’s Children accurately and engagingly conveys the novel’s turbulent time period between 1741 and 1871, highlighting the role of Lyman men and women in pivotal events such as the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, and the industrial and transportation revolutions. McCain will share how she melded historical fact with imagination to craft fiction that breathes life into the past.

Copies of Thy Children’s Children will be available for sale ($20.00) and signing after the program.  

Diana Ross McCain is an independent historian and author of five non-fiction books on Connecticut history. She was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society for 25 years. This is her first novel.

VOTES FOR WOMEN

Marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. Presented by Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Meriden Public Library

In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. The fight for women’s right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join us to learn about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories to use your vote to give a voice to women.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

OCTOBER 2017 OPEN HOUSE AND SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Our October 2017 Open House will feature Communication Before the Digital Age. We’ll be open on Saturdays, October 14 & 28 and on Sundays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
A special wine and cheese reception for members and their guests is scheduled for Saturday, October 7,  4:30PM – 6:30 PM.
Admission is free, donations are gratefully appreciated.