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Local History Collections Exhibit - Historic Businesses of Kingston

Thursday April 18, 2024
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM


This new exhibit features historic, archival materials on the many different aspects and facets of Kingston's historic businesses from the Library’s Local History Collections. The exhibit primarily focuses on historic local, small businesses that were started in Kingston, Massachusetts. Additionally, this exhibit will include materials related to the factory and mill industries in Kingston, along with the various maritime industries to an extent. This exhibit will feature a vast number of historic Kingston businesses and commercial areas of the Town like the Cushman Brothers shop, E.S. Wright grocery store, L.H. Keith & Co., Cobb Drew & Company, Ye Kyng Towne Sweets candy shop, Tura’s drugstore, Toabe’s hardware store, the Myrick Block, the Adams Block, and the Kingston Inn. Lastly, this exhibit will examine and highlight the introduction of the train and railroad in Kingston and how that impacted the business and economic aspects of the Town’s history, along with doing a then & now for historic business buildings still standing today.

This new exhibit will be up and viewable Wednesday, April 17th through Tuesday, April 31st at the Adams Center. The exhibit’s open house will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Center. There will be a talk and presentation on the exhibit by the Archivist on Saturday, April 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit hours are: Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Nick Cotoulas at ncotoulas@kingstonma.gov or 781-585-0517 x6277 for more information.


Location: Adams Center
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