Cummington: Kingman Tavern Museum to open for season


The Kingman Tavern Museum located at 41 Main St. will open for the 2016 summer season from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

Housed in an early 1800s tavern, the museum consists of a furnished house and several outbuildings housing over 5,000 artifacts depicting Cummington history from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s.

On opening day, David Bowman of Worthington will be demonstrating traditional timber frame construction using period hand tools.

The museum is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays in July and August. Guided tours are offered of the Tavern. The Barn and Carriage Shed tours are self-guided.

New this year are tours of The Old Parsonage, which opened June 18. Additional programs are offered on most Saturdays.

Refreshments are served on the lawn and picnicking is encouraged. Admission is free, however donations are accepted.



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