Pique of the Week is now on the Kingston Public Library website!

The Kingston Public Library has a new website!  If you haven’t had the chance to take a look already, please do. We’ve been working very hard to bring you a dynamic, intuitive, and informative site. Beyond its fresh appearance, it has many great features, one of which is our ability to post new content on a regular basis. This means that the Local History Room page now has a feed for Pique of the Week, where our past blog posts have been brought over. You can also peruse our current and past exhibits.

Going forward, new Pique of the Week entries will be posted on the Kingston Public Library website.


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Exhibit: Shall We Dance?

Kingston High School Junior Prom, 1942
Kingston High School Junior Prom, 1942

During November, the lobby display case will feature a selection of photos, invitations, and dance cards from throughout Kingston’s history. Did you know that ballroom etiquette once prescribed ladies to carry dance cards to pencil in the names of gentlemen who had reserved a dance? Or that in 1875, Kingston residents held a Thanksgiving Ball to celebrate the holiday? Stop by to learn more!

 

Source: Image from the Mary Hathaway Collection (MC21).