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Programs in 2014

Museum News Fall 2013


The Somerville Museum plays a central role in preserving the past, reflecting the present, and helping to shape the future of this diverse urban community. The Museum seeks to engage our audience in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators with the larger aim of fostering cultural education and understanding.

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What's Going On


Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hidden History on Somerville's HIdden River:  Allen's Tide-Powered Ropeworks on Miller's River

Richard Duffy, author of an edited version of J.T. Trowbridge's Tinkham Brothers Tide Mill (an 1882 novel set in New England), past president of the Arlington Historical Society and member of the Tide Mill Institute.


Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Play'd in Massachusetts:

Music from the Bay Colony and the New Nation (1620-1800). Pentimento (Eric Haas, recorders & traverso; Olav Chris Henriksen, Baroque & English guitars) tours our country's musical history from psalms to sonatas, by way of ballads and "gentil" songs, with works by Carr, Ford, Hopkinson & J.C. Bach. For further information, please call 617-666-9810 or visit Admission is $19 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors, and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons


Vernon Street Studios 40th Anniversary Exhibit will be held in November. Details to follow.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Race to Laurel Hill: General Grant's failed attempt to get around Lee's left flank during the spring campaign of 1864

Dr. Daniel Breen, Professor of History at Newbury College.


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   Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment

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