New Exhibit – KINGSTONOPOLY!

The Local History Exhibit for February starts with the game of Kingstonopoly, a customized version of the classic board game Monopoly done for the PTO of Kingston Elementary School in 2000.  Looking through the collections of the Local History Room, we find not only a pair of adorable wooden boxes fashioned after houses out on Wapping Road (buy a house), but letterhead from the Kingston Inn (build a hotel), stock certificates (collect $200), promissory notes (borrow from the banker),  and foreclosure documents (don’t go bankrupt).  Life imitates the game and our historical collections represent a slice of life.

Stop in and take a look!

Plymouth and Kingston Oil Company stock certificate, 1865
Plymouth and Kingston Oil Company stock certificate, 1865
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