Kingstonians, local dignitaries dedicate Frederic C. Adams Heritage Center
A plethora of local dignitaries and onlookers were on hand in Kingston this afternoon as the town rededicated the Adams Library as the newly-revamped Frederic C. Adams Heritage Center.
The multi-million dollar project, which took over a decade, was fully on display during Satruday’s dedication from the center’s new glass elevator to the ceilings rebuilt from the historic library’s original materials.
Early in the ceremonies the microphone was passed to Massachusetts’ Senate President, Therese Murray, who described the Adams Center as a “symbol of generosity and the human spirit.”
Murray underlined the historical significance of preserving the Adams Library by referring to its famed designer, Joseph Everett Chandler, “the architect of this building cannot be replicated.”
Before handing off the microphone, Murray predicted that Kingston’s investment with the Frederic C. Adams Heritage Center would pay off.
“You will wait and see how many wonderful things happen in this building,” Murray said.
Kingston’s state representative, Tom Calter, thanked the citizens who drove the Adams Heritage Center from the beginning.
Nancy Howlett, Kingston’s acting town administrator, admitted that she had been swayed by the results of the Adams Heritage Center project.
“I admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of this project before, but now that I see the beautiful results, I am now.” Howlett said.
Daniel Pollatta was also thanked as a driving force behind Adams Heritage Center.
Pollatta, who is also a candidate for Plymouth County Commissioner, also thanked the town for its support but left his speech on a more humbling note.
Pollata warned the town of neglecting the building and said, “it’s the residents of Kingston that need to take care of this building…don’t be afraid to put money into The Adams Center so generations down the road won’t have to rebuild also.”