Friday, October 28, 2016

"Schools of Kingston" — KHS Meeting and Talk

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:30 pm, the Kingston Historical Society will have its annual meeting and talk. After a very brief business meeting, there will be an illustrated presentation on the "Schools of Kingston." The program will include reminiscences of six former students of one or both of the school buildings which remain in Kingston, the Kingston Free School built in 1871, on Academy Street at Route 27, and the Laurel Avenue School built about 1923, on the corner of Laurel Avenue and Union Street. The program will be led by George Luck, Jr., at the Laurel Avenue School.

Both schools have had additions since being built, but changing times led to both schools being "decommissioned" about 1988 and 1998. Fortunately they still exist. The Laurel Avenue School was recently renovated and is now being used as the YingHua International School.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the history of these old buildings that we drive by all the time. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit KHSNJ or call 609-223-3877.