ArtiFest, celebrating the Library building and its artifacts
September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Two hundred and three years ago, the Nahant Library collection was formed with “ten hundred” books given to the Town of Nahant. One hundred fifty years ago, Nahant Public Library became a free library to its community. One hundred twenty-seven years ago, the current library building was opened to the public. This year, the Library completed its second phase of building restoration and an “Artifacts in Your Library” project to preserve and interpret its historic art and artifacts.
It’s time to celebrate! Please join us on Saturday, September 10 from 2:00-3:30 for some refreshments and a chat about what has been accomplished and what is next. You will also receive a free self-guided tour brochure of the building.
The “Artifacts in Your Library” project is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Additional support was received courtesy of the Friends of the Nahant Public Library.
The Library property, which is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman. Additional funds came from through the generosity of the Town through Nahant’s Community Preservation Committee.