Exhibits in Our Gallery
The Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery
View exhibits that showcase Kingston history and heritage, the highlights as well as the ordinary workings of daily life that give our city its soul and unique texture. Exhibits in the gallery change each year giving you reason to return again and again.
Treasures from the Collection – Celebrating 50 Years
The 2016 Gallery exhibition features highlights from Friends of Historic Kingston 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 a model of historic steamboats. 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 Friends is presenting a series of noontime programs connected to the Treasures exhibition on Fridays; start date to be announced.
This exhibition is the result of a collaborative effort headed by William Rhoads, Historian, Frank Futral, Exhibit Designer and Editor, and Jane Kellar, Executive Director, with the assistance of Nancy Chando, Sanford Levy, Pat Murphy, Paul O’Neill, and Peter Roberts.
Funding was provided by the Fred J. Johnston Preservation Trust and the Klock Foundation.
View exhibits from past years: Past Exhibits
In The Museum Shop
Visit the gift shop in the FHK Gallery for books and handcrafted items of local interest and origin. To view our current stock of publications, browse the Virtual Bookstore.