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NOT since 1954 has the building located at 151 Main Street in Kingston been used as a church.  For twenty years, the deconsecrated First Universalist Church sat idle, empty, cold, and unused.  In 1974 it was donated to the Kingston Improvement and Historical Society.  The society has attempted to continually improve and restore this grand and majestic building, keeping it open and available for use.   Countless numbers of brides have walked the center aisle of this unique and beautiful architecture.  In addition, ecumenical services, concerts, funerals, and special events have all benefitted from the interior’s rare décor, stenciled windows and walls, ornate chandeliers, original pipe organ, and more.  The building is truly one of a kind. This building is a part of Kingston’s heritage. 

This IS Kingston's

CHURCH ON THE PLAINS

VOLUNTEERS WANTED
KINGSTON, NH: The big white building which majestically presides over the Kingston Plains is affectionately known as the “Church on the Plains”.  No, it’s not an operating religious church- it is a historic landmark, placed on the registry of historic places in the country, and operated solely by the Kingston Improvement and Historical Society.  There are currently eight volunteers on this committee.  Eight people are not enough energy to maintain and restore this wonderful historic building.  If you have two free hours a month, the group meets one night, once a month for two hours to discuss the needs of the building.  Monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm at the church.  For more information, call Liz Beebe, President, at 603-642-7323
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BIDS BEING ACCEPTED


The Kingston Improvement and Historical Society, (K.I.H.S.) is pleased to announce that there have been sufficient monies raised through its’ recent fundraiser to complete the first phase of the new steps and entrance to the Church on the Plains. After much planning and discussion, the architectural plans have been completed and the K.I.H.S. is seeking competitive bids from local carpenters/builders who would like to have the visibility and notoriety of completing work on this Historical Landmark.  All those interested must contact Liz Beebe, President, at 603-642-7323.  The Kingston Improvement and Historical Society is a Not For Profit 501(c3) Organization, and is not affiliated with the Kingston Historic District Commission or the Kingsotn Museum Committee.

 

 

We are more than half way there for our fundraising goal of $10K!!

As of 11/5/12, you have generously donated $6825. Won't you please help us reach our goal?

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The Friends of the Church on the Plains

is a NOT FOR PROFIT organization