New Exhibit: Old Home Day (and New Old Home Day!)

Postcard from The Kid, postmarked 1908

Postcard from The Kid, postmarked 1908

Old Home Day is a small town New England tradition popular from the 1860s into the 1930s, and later in many cases.  In Kingston, the town-wide event, which included clambakes, sports, dancing, singing and parades, was held annually from 1903 to 1908, again from 1933 to 1938, in the 1970s and the 1990s.

This month’s exhibit features programs and photos from some of these events.

And the tradition continues on September 8,  Kingston’s new Old Home Day!  To get involved, contact the Board of Selectmen now.

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