Behind -the- Scenes is back!
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Friends of Historic Kingston
Fred J. Johnston Museum
Friday, September 12
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
You are invited to attend the September Behind-the-Scenes Networking event hosted by
 Friends of Historic Kingston in Kingston, NY. This is a unique opportunity during which GHHN members and friends can come together to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, discovery, food and drink, and camaraderie!   We'll be able to visit the Friends' 1825 Fred J. Johnston Museum, which is filled with 18th and 19th century antiques.

We'll also take a special look at the current exhibit.  The Friends' most ambitious annual exhibition ever, Kingston-The IBM Years spotlights some of IBM's signature achievements during its 40-year stay in Ulster County, including the SAGE air defense system and System/360 mainframe, but with an equal focus on the people who worked for the computer giant and the lives and neighborhoods they created for themselves locally.

The exhibit includes one of the earliest electric typewriters produced in Kingston, and rare vintage photographs of the SAGE project, the testing floor for the System/360 mainframe and the typewriter assembly line. IBMers have lent their employee badges and scrapbooks filled with memories of promotions, work dinners and off-site training.

Join project director Ward Mintz for a tour of the exhibit as well as a discussion of challenges that arose in the course of the exhibit's creation: getting people to embrace post-World War II history as history, doing an exhibition when virtually no scholarship exists, and finding suitable visuals to use!

Bring a friend to introduce to them to GHHN and include your staff so they may benefit from this enriching experience!

Friday, September 12
5:30 PM  - 7:30 PM


Sign up early--

Previous Behind the Scenes events sold out!

 There is a $10 requested donation to cover hospitality.


We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP Now!Questions or directions:
call GHHN at 914-592-6726 or e-mail Priscilla Brendler, GHHN Executive Director at

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