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Cummington Municipal Light Plant (MLP) invites quotes for their Municipal Network

Posted on 02/22/21

Open & Download RFQ PDF

Cummington Municipal Light Plant (MLP) invites and welcomes quotes for their Municipal Network project. If your firm is interested to receive this RFQ and to submit a quote. Download the PDf  to fill out and return by the submission deadline. Please take the time to carefully ...

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Bryant Free Library Update

Posted on 02/15/21

February 2021 - Covid Update - In addition to the curbside pickup info noted below, the library will now be open Saturday mornings, by appt and space permitting; no more than 2 patrons inside at a time.The Bryant Free Library will be open Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:30 with curbside delivery of books, magazines, ...

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Planning Board Survey Results

Posted on 01/14/21

Results of the Planning Board survey conducted at the end of 2020 to help inform the Board's decisions regarding future changes to our zoning bylaws. Click here for link....

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Dog License Info

Posted on 01/09/21

January 2021: Dog licences are available by mail through the Town Clerk.  Please send the following info along with a check made out to the Town of Cummington to:  Town Clerk at PO Box 128, Cummington, MA 01026, or info and check can be dropped off in the drop box located ...

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Board and Commission Members Needed

Posted on 01/09/21

Volunteers needed for the following Boards/Commission

Openings for one member each on:  Planning Board (until next election)

                                                                        Conservation Commission

Please contact the Planning Board and/or Conservation 
Commission or Selectboard with your interest to participate...

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Drop Box Info

Posted on 12/27/20

When using the dropbox on the back side of the Community House, please pick up cover and put article in slot.  Thank you....

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Road Closings for 2020-2021 Season

Posted on 11/13/20

ROAD CLOSINGS DECEMBER 1, 2020 – MAY 1, 2021 or from first snow until mud season is over.

 STAGE ROAD from House number 200-132

 TROW ROAD from House number 43 – 88

 TIRRELL HILL from House number 3 – 34

 BUG HILL ...

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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.