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Nahant Public Library’s “ArtiFest”

The Nahant Public Library is hosting an event called “ArtiFest”. ArtiFest will be dedicated to celebrating Nahant Public Library’s Building, Historic Art, and Artifacts.

This celebration will take place at the Nahant Public Library on Saturday, September 10, from 2:00PM-3:30PM. 

Address: 15 Pleasant Street, Nahant, MA 01908

Two hundred and three years ago, the Nahant Library’s book 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. To celebrate, the public is invited on Saturday, September 10 from 2:00-3:30 for some refreshments and a chat about what has been accomplished and what is next. Guests 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 the generosity of the Town through Nahant’s Community Preservation Committee.

For additional information, please contact the Nahant Public Library at 781-591-0306.