Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY The Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum of Kingston is known locally as “a little gem of a museum”. The museum was organized on January 18, 1980 and opened its doors to the public on April 2, 1982 at the Wiltwyck Fire Station.
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Museum Hours: April-June 1st~ Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm June 5th-October 26th~ Wednesday-Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm Also during the Winter we are open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays along with the Winter Farmers market.

Mission: The mission of the Volunteer Fireman’sHall and Museum of Kingston is to further the interest in the firefighting history of the City of Kingston/ County of Ulster and to aid in the preservation, distribution and sharing of this knowledge.

While doing research for a new exhibit for the museum we came across this information from 1802.  It was the first page ...
10/09/2019

While doing research for a new exhibit for the museum we came across this information from 1802. It was the first page of a book of Bail Bonds for Ulster County. Thanks to the folks at the County Records Center we where able to get a copy of the page.

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
09/18/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY
09/18/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY

A brief history of Weiner Hose Company.  The photo is of their original location on Hasbrouck Ave early 1900s. They relo...
09/18/2019

A brief history of Weiner Hose Company. The photo is of their original location on Hasbrouck Ave early 1900s. They relocated to West O' Reilly St after the fire house was completed there in 1908. The uniform and meeting reminder card belonged to James Wood.

Golf Tournament 2019
08/29/2019

Golf Tournament 2019

Antique Fire Engine Muster 2019
08/20/2019

Antique Fire Engine Muster 2019

A  couple of quick pictures from todays golf tournament. It was a great day. More photos to come
08/19/2019

A couple of quick pictures from todays golf tournament. It was a great day. More photos to come

A fun piece of the fire department history. On June 3 1976 the board f fire unanimously approved the application for the...
08/19/2019

A fun piece of the fire department history. On June 3 1976 the board f fire unanimously approved the application for the first woman volunteer firefighter in the city of Kingston. Lois Bigando became a member of the Union Hose Fire Company at that time

Photos from Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's post
08/15/2019

Photos from Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's post

Antique Fire Engine Muster 2019
08/15/2019

Antique Fire Engine Muster 2019

08/15/2019

We will be closed Thursday August 15 do to work being done on our roof. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be open our regular hours Friday and Saturday

We would like to thank everyone for coming out Saturday to the muster. It was a fantastic  day and we hope everyone enjo...
08/15/2019

We would like to thank everyone for coming out Saturday to the muster. It was a fantastic day and we hope everyone enjoyed the day.

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY
08/15/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
08/15/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
08/03/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

JOIN US ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR OUR ANTIQUE FIRE ENGINE MUSTER
08/03/2019

JOIN US ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR OUR ANTIQUE FIRE ENGINE MUSTER

Pictures from last Saturday at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.
08/03/2019

Pictures from last Saturday at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

April 30,1862 ad from the Rondout Freeman for the May meeting of Protector Engine Company No2. Unfortunately not a clear...
05/22/2019

April 30,1862 ad from the Rondout Freeman for the May meeting of Protector Engine Company No2. Unfortunately not a clear copy because of its age but an interesting find for the museum.

05/22/2019
We are open for the season. our hours are Friday 11 to 3 and Saturday 10 to 4. Starting May 29th we will also be open We...
05/06/2019

We are open for the season. our hours are Friday 11 to 3 and Saturday 10 to 4. Starting May 29th we will also be open Wednesday and Thursday 11 to 3. Stop by and check out our new exhibits and newly renovated rooms. We would also like to thank Herzogs for their generous donation of paint and supplies to help us complete this project.

Mark your calendars for 16th annual fire engine muster. Saturday August 10th
04/11/2019

Mark your calendars for 16th annual fire engine muster. Saturday August 10th

It is time to start planning some summer fun. Join us for our annual Golf Outing on Monday August 19th
04/11/2019

It is time to start planning some summer fun. Join us for our annual Golf Outing on Monday August 19th

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY
04/03/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY

04/03/2019

We will be opening for the season in a couple of weeks. We are just finishing up some painting and some new exhibits. We will have the date set by the beginning if next week.

Wiltwyck Hose Parade Carriage photos from the late 1800s and what we have today.
04/03/2019

Wiltwyck Hose Parade Carriage photos from the late 1800s and what we have today.

02/27/2019

Attention members: Due to the chance of inclement weather tonight's meeting has been postponed to 3/6.

While researching the sign that has been hanging in the museum for 30 years we came across this newspaper article from 1...
02/06/2019

While researching the sign that has been hanging in the museum for 30 years we came across this newspaper article from 1917 that explains the age and original use. It turned out to be a valuable bit of information for us.

Some newly obtained items for our collection and the history of the company.
01/06/2019

Some newly obtained items for our collection and the history of the company.

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
01/05/2019

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

KFD Ladder trucks through the years
01/05/2019

KFD Ladder trucks through the years

Central shortly after it opened in 1908.
01/05/2019

Central shortly after it opened in 1908.

01/05/2019

We will be opened this winter the same Saturdays as the Farmers Market.
The date are

1/19 2/16 3/2 3/16 and 3/30
We will be open from 10amto 2pm on those days.
We hope to see you then

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
10/10/2018

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

10/10/2018

We will be ending our regular season in just a few weeks on Saturday October 27th. We will be announcing our winter hours soon. We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and hope to see everyone in the spring to check out the new displays we will be working on through the winter

10/03/2018

We will be closed this Friday October 5th. We will be open Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

10/03/2018

Join us this Saturday October 6th at the Fair Street Reformed Church 10am for our live auction fundraiser for the museum.

The folks that are working on the auction are putting a lot of energy into the auction. The money is going to finance th...
09/23/2018

The folks that are working on the auction are putting a lot of energy into the auction. The money is going to finance the activities of of the Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum of Kingston - "a little gem of a Museum'. If you can help.....Let us know..

From: Tracey Berthiaume
3 hrs · Kingston
Anyone on my friends list nearby, we are in need of some booze donations for our auction baskets for the Kingston Fireman's Museum. The following is a list of what we are needing. If you have an extra bottle or are willing to purchase and donate PLEASE message me ASAP we need by Wednesday so we can finalize and wrap baskets.
1-rum
3-orange liquors
1-Irish whiskey
2-moonshine
2-tequila
1-sake
1-baileys Irish cream
Asst. Wine
Thanks in advance everyone.

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo
08/21/2018

Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY's cover photo

Although mother nature didn't cooperate we had a great muster and want to thank everyone that came out in the rain to en...
08/21/2018

Although mother nature didn't cooperate we had a great muster and want to thank everyone that came out in the rain to enjoy the day.

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08/21/2018

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Join us on  Saturday August 11th for our Antique Fire Engine Muster. from !0 to 3. There will be free food and events fo...
08/03/2018

Join us on Saturday August 11th for our Antique Fire Engine Muster. from !0 to 3. There will be free food and events for the kids. We also get the chance to show off the many new exhibits we have added since last year.

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08/03/2018

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Be sure to join us on August 11th for our Fire Engine Muster and the opening of our newest exhibit. The exhibit will be ...
07/29/2018

Be sure to join us on August 11th for our Fire Engine Muster and the opening of our newest exhibit. The exhibit will be centered around the history of Weiner Hose Company #6. We would also like to thank the following people for their generous donations towards the exhibit.
Joe Sinagra
David Scarpino
Bill Knowles
Mark Berthiaume
Genie Hertz
Christine Bruce
Tony Pagliaro
Charles Worden

Join us in 2 weeks for our 15th Annual Fire Engine Muster.   August 11th from 10AM to 3PM at the museum.
07/28/2018

Join us in 2 weeks for our 15th Annual Fire Engine Muster.
August 11th from 10AM to 3PM at the museum.

Join us on May 26th for a historical scavenger hunt through Uptown Kingston's Historic Landmarks and Museums! 11am to 2:...
05/02/2018

Join us on May 26th for a historical scavenger hunt through Uptown Kingston's Historic Landmarks and Museums! 11am to 2:30pm.

Address

265 Fair St
Kingston, NY
12401

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(845) 331-0866

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