The Meriden Hall of Fame Association was established in 1975 to honor prominent people, living or deceased, who live or have lived in Meriden, who have distinguished themselves over time in their professional and public lives, and in so doing, have brought honor to the City of Meriden.  Congratulations to the 2017 Honorees who were inducted Oct 22nd at the Hall of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony. Ret Chief Robert Kosienski, Winton Filipek Sr. and Martha Minerva Franklin. We will be accepting nominarions soon for the 2018 Class of Inductees.

Featured Inductee

Martha Minerva Franklin (Science/Medicine)

1870 – 1968

Martha Minerva Franklin was born in 1870 in New Milford, CT., moved to Meriden at the age of 5 when there were few people of color living in the city. She graduated Meriden High School, and in 1897 graduated from the Women’s Hospital Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia, as the only African American in her class.  She returned to Meriden and worked as a private nurse before relocating to New Haven. Ms. Franklin experienced the challenges of discriminatio...

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The Meriden Hall of Fame Inductees are proudly displayed on the walls at City Hall.