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New exhibit: Tura’s Pharmacy

From the 1870s until last October, Kingston had a drugstore on Summer Street. Tura’s Pharmacy has a long history, and it’s on display in the Local History Room’s exhibit case this month. Stop by the Library and check it out.

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New exhibit: Laddie: A Christmas Story

Just for the holidays! Stop by the Library and see Laddie. This is Elspeth Hardy’s first grade class at the Faunce School (then called Center Primary) in 1915. In 1928, she would help another group of students write a book, … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from 1952

    Source: School Photographs IC5 For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and the Local History Room, and the full blog at piqueoftheweek.wordpress.com

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New exhibit: It’s National Library Card Sign-up Month

Do you have a library card? If not, please stop by the Library and get one, and take a look at this month’s Local History exhibit featuring some older library registers and cards. Source: Frederic C. Adams Library and  Kingston Public … Continue reading

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Here come the First Comers!

In 1920, the South Shore celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in a six-month frenzy of Pilgrim-related activities, including a sprawling outdoor pageant — more detail here — featuring Kingstonians like Emily Fuller Drew in full Pilgrim dress. In 2020, just … Continue reading

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Rock bowl?

These two negatives have no accompanying information whatsoever, but the intriguing rock formation may be the result of the glaciers that covered the area about 23,000 years ago, and could well show one of the “punch bowls” Emily Fuller Drew wrote about … Continue reading

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Go Fourth and Parade!

In 1910, the first of many Fourth of July parades rolled in Kingston. In honor of this most American holiday, here are a few views of one of our favorite floats from the inaugural year: the “Guardians of the Clam … Continue reading

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“Garden Family”

Despite the chill, spring has sprung so get ready to garden. Here are few inspirational but undated views by Emily Fuller Drew of her “Garden family.” Source: Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16 For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and … Continue reading

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For National Poetry Month: “A-sailing Down Jones River”

A-sailing Down Jones River Do you recall one night in June, When sailing down Jones River, We listened to the Bullfrog’s tune And watched the moonbeams quiver? I oft since then have watched the moon But never, love, ah never, … Continue reading

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New Exhibit — Kingston’s Civil War Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses

A native of Kingston, William Simmons served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War, not as an officer, but as a master shipwright and later Constructor at the Navy Yard in Charlestown. On exhibit for Memorial Day are photographs … Continue reading

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