Cummington: Historical museum opening for season

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The Kingman Tavern Museum at 41 Main St. will open for the summer season from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, July 13 through Aug. 24.

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

Guided tours are offered of the Tavern. The Barn and Carriage Shed tours are self-guided.

Special programs are offered each Saturday. On opening day, July 13, an open house at the Old Parsonage features an art exhibit of work by Edwin Romanzo Elmer of Ashfield, best known for his painting "Mourning Picture" in the Smith College Art Museum.

One Part Luck will provide music on the lawn from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

On July 21, the children's room, clothing and a collection of children's toys will be showcased and old-fashioned games will be played.

Both exhibits will continue through closing day. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

Information: Museum at 413-634-5527.

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