Local History Room – Past Exhibits

A few of our previous exhibits.

  • Yoga StorytimeYoga Storytime
    Even kids get stressed sometimes! Join Miss Sam under the tent for this special storytime full of yoga, calming stories, and meditation! We will provide some yoga mats but please bring your own if possible! This program is for ages 3+. Space is limited and registration is required.
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  • Bird Feeder Craft!Bird Feeder Craft!
    Feed the birds and feel good doing it! Join us under the tent for a fun afternoon of eco-friendly crafting as we make our very own bird feeders out of recycled materials! This program is for ages 4-11. Space is limited and registration is required.
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  • Lego ClubLego Club
    Do you love Legos? We do too! Join Miss Sam under the tent as we build together and complete Lego challenges every month! Each family will be given their own container of Legos to build with. This program is for ages 3+. Space is limited and registration is required.
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  • Among US!Among US!
    Do you think you’d be a great Impostor or Crewmate? Will you succeed in accomplishing your tasks? Or will your plan be thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the co-op online game of Among Us! The game is free for Android and Apple phones and is available to purchase ...
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  • Peacock Sculpture Art ClassPeacock Sculpture Art Class
    Taught virtually by Melissa Kowal, supply kits will be provided. Kits may be picked up a few days prior to the class, you will receive an email when they are ready. The Zoom information will be emailed to you after registration. Please register ahead. If you find that you will be unable ...
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  • Preschool Mad SciencePreschool Mad Science
    Join us outside in the tent for Mad Science! These preschool level workshops are fun, simple, single-subject classes that are easy for young children to absorb. Even the littlest learners will be enthralled with the wonderful world of science! Space is limited and registration is required. Register here for May 6th: Register here ...
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  • Virtual Storytime!Virtual Storytime!
    Join Miss Sam online for an online storytime for all ages! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a 4-week program. Once you register on May 5th you will get weekly reminders every week with the Zoom Link for that week’s storytime! This program is ...
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  • Outdoor Storytime!Outdoor Storytime!
    It’s storytime under the library tent! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a 4-week program. Once you register on May 4th you will be able to attend all outdoor storytimes for the month. This program is for ages 3-5, plus siblings and parents/caregivers. Children ...
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  • Outdoor Playgroup!Outdoor Playgroup!
    Join Miss Sam under the library tent twice a month as we play classic games like Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and Duck Duck Goose, blow bubbles, and have fun! This program is for ages 3-10. All kids who participate MUST wear a mask. Space is limited and registration required. Register here ...
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  • Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966
    “8/10/66-KINGSTON, MASS: Brandishing her own protest U.S. involvement in the Viet Nam war. UPI Telephoto”  
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  • Winthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of HoratioWinthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of Horatio
    Kingstonian Horatio Adams has appeared in the Pique of the Week a few times (here, here and here… well, that last one isn’t exactly about him, but it’s a favorite!) He was an prominent figure in Town history, but who knew he’d be right in the middle of a hot online ...
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  • Questions?Questions?
    When you need help Finding information Locating a hard-to-find book Finding an old newspaper or magazine article Understanding the Dewey Decimal System Using an online database KPL staff can help with these questions and many more. Fill out the form below and let us know how we can help!  We’ll do our best to get back ...
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  • February birds revealedFebruary birds revealed
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  • “Your Voice Matters” Memories of Kingston, MA"Your Voice Matters" Memories of Kingston, MA
     Thanks to our friends at PAC-TV and The Local Seen for this wonderful piece, starring Violet Berry and Ed Borsari. Photos from the Local History Collections of the Kingston Public Library.
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  • In “my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem…”In "my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem..."
    In a post to the Kingston Town Locals group on Facebook , Will Perry described a recently uncovered 1810 document that describes the line between Pembroke and Kingston.  It appears to be a “Notice of Perambulation” documenting a joint walk along the border by the Selectmen of both Towns. By law, ...
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  • State Tax Forms are HereState Tax Forms are Here
    As long as they last, you can pick up Massachusetts resident and non-resident tax booklets and forms outside during our curbside hours.  No need to schedule or call. The forms and instructions are also online. We’ve ordered federal tax forms. We don’t know when they’ll get here, but when they do, ...
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  • Spring 2021 Author TalksSpring 2021 Author Talks
    Our Spring 2021 Author Talks program runs from March to May. We’re excited to share this  virtual series  with you. Take a look at the complete list here, and sign up to join us.
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  • Time-lapse of Kingston’s Waste Water ProjectTime-lapse of Kingston's Waste Water Project
    This is so cool! There’s a live cam, too. The Sewer Department’s page has more info. What a great way to share progress on this project!
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  • Welcome 2021!Welcome 2021!
    Source: Joseph Cushman Finney Papers MC11
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  • Karaoke machineKaraoke machine
    Sing out!
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