“The Friends of Historic Kingston Celebrates 50 Years: Treasures Great and Small from Our Collections”
The 2016 Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery exhibition features highlights of FHK’s collections. This exhibition informs members and visitors about the considerable breadth and depth of FHK’s collections, ranging from fine paintings of Kingston scenes by notable artists and architectural drawings by Kingston’s leading architects of the past, to models of historic steamboats, as well as soda pop bottles and ephemera from long-departed businesses. Most of the objects in the exhibit have never been on public view, but are either recent acquisitions or have long been preserved in FHK’s archives. A few of the objects have been recently conserved or are in need of conservation; placing them on display will alert visitors to the ongoing need for funds for conservation. But overall the purpose of the exhibition is to entertain and enlighten, to raise public awareness of the richness and variety of our city’s culture and history.
The exhibition will be on view in the FHK Gallery at the corner of Wall and Main Streets in Kingston’s Stockade District. The Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning Friday, May 6, through October 29, 2016. Donations welcome.
The Friends is presenting a series of noontime programs connected to the Treasures exhibition on Fridays starting in May.
For further information on all programs, contact the Friends at (845) 339-0720.