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Board of Health Notice

Posted on 06/27/22

The Board of Health has received more Covid test Kits 

These Covid Test Kits will be available Wednesday 6/29/22,  at the Transfer Station. Please come and receive your kits.
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ZBA Hearing -- 6/28/22 @ 7 PM

Posted on 06/15/22

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Community House on 6/28/22 at 7 PM to review an application for a special permit for a marijuana establishment at 0 Bryant Road. Please note:  Click here for complete application .  Click here hearing notice....

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Special Town Meeting, 6/29/22 @ 7 PM

Posted on 06/27/22

A special town meeting will be held on June 29, 2022,  at 7 PM at the Community House.  Click here for warrant....

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From the Town Clerk

Posted on 06/27/22

State Primary is September 6, 2022, last day for Voter Registration is August 27, 2022.

State Election is November 8, 2022, last day for Voter Registration is October 29, 2022....

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Part Time Help Wanted

Posted on 05/31/22

Help Wanted

The Town of Cummington is looking for someone to handle outdoor and some indoor maintenance of two of our municipal buildings. Position to pay $15 an hour and to be filled as soon as possible. Responsibilities would include:

Snow removal of sidewalks, ramps and doorways

Roof snow raking...

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Cummington Pictures

Kingman Tavern

Open
Saturdays
in
July
&
August
2 to 5 pm

41 Main Street, Cummington, MA

No
Admission
Fee

Donations
Appreciated

Most small towns feel fortunate in having a historical museum of two or three rooms. Here in Cummington, the museum is an early 1800's house of seventeen rooms, which was a tavern. There is also a replica of a 1900 country store, a two-story barn, a carriage shed, and an 1840's cider mill.
The 5,000 or more articles that fill these buildings reflect the life that has been lived in this small hilltown over the past two hundred years.

Alice Steele, a nationally known miniaturist, spent her life in this area. She made over 300 miniature rooms, each a work of art.  The seventeen, which are in this museum, all made and given by her, represent rooms or shops that were connected with Cummington. In perfect scale of one inch to one foot, the furnishings are antiques collected over the years, or furniture and other items made by her husband, Frank Steele, a cabinet-maker.  This collection is just one of the treasures of the Kingman Tavern Museum

Minature Rooms

Country Store

The museum was able to acquire the complete fixtures of a Cummington general store that had gone out of business. A new building was constructed around the fixtures using old wood.
The shelves are filled with virtually everything that would have been sold in a country store in 1900-1910.  It also includes letterboxes and windows from early local post offices. A card tacked on the front gives the weather forecast as received by the postmaster each day.
No store would have been complete without the traditional stove, checkerboard, and cracker barrel.

The larger two-story barn has an exceptional collection of hand and farm tools, arranged in categories of use. Jacob Lovell made many of the planes exhibited in Cummington.  The carriage shed has an ox-shoeing frame, a snow roller for roads, a school bus on runners for winter use, an ice cutter, and a butter and egg wagon, all used in Cummington.  The 1840's cider mill with its wooden gears is in working condition except for the press. The wear on the wooden teeth shows the years of use.