Category Archives: Holidays
One of the things I love about this blog is the list of search terms that people use to get here. It’s like a secret glimpse of what they want, and the sometimes very specific and other times wildly divergent … Continue reading
Putting together an exhibit for Valentine’s Day, I found this postcard. Cataloging it for our online picture collection (coming soon!), I found this subject heading in the LOC’s TGM: ”Courtship. Use for Courting, Flirtation, Wooing.” Yes, I think that just does … Continue reading
Staged to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing, the 1921 Pageant of the Pilgrim Spirit was a sprawling, epic production. Among its stranger elements — ranking alongside William Bradford’s premonition of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and the Prologue and … Continue reading
“To Russell from Wilfred” Source: Loring Postcard Collection
In 1928, the first and second graders in one of the Kingston schools wrote a short book about Laddie, the dog who saved Christmas. As Elspeth Hardy, their teacher and editor, wrote in the preface, “The children worked collectively; one … Continue reading
And for more Thanksgiving goodness, see here and there!
If you need any ideas for your Halloween festivities, here are the costume winners from a few decades back.
Back when the Library was on the other side of the street, the Kingston Inn occupied our current site at the corner of Green and Summer. Originally called the Patuxet House, the hotel was built in 1854 by Josiah Cushman … Continue reading