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Programs in 2016


About the Somerville Museum


The Somerville Museum seeks to engage the community in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators to foster cultural education and understanding.

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During special exhibitions, museum hours are:  

  Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.

  Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.

  Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and members of the Somerville Museum.


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Somerville Museum Invites Proposals for Art & History Exhibits


The Somerville Museum invites applications for public exhibits at the museum. Selected community curators will receive a seed grant of $2,500 and exhibit space in the galleries at One Westwood Road.

Information Session: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6 pm

Proposal Deadline: November 4, 2016

More about the curatorial program | Program flyer


If you enjoyed our recent Union Square at Work exhibit, now you can purchase a CD of the music of the local artists represented! Playlist proceeds go directly to the artists with a portion benefiting the Somerville Museum. Details here


Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ghosts of Somerville at Milk Row Cemetery.

Conversations with the Ghosts are back as part of the SomerStreets MonsterMash Festival that closes

Somerville Avenue to all motorist traffic. 439 Somerville Avenue. Dress for cold weather.

Suggested donation: $5; free to children under 8 years of age. Food and drink offered for purchase.


Sunday, Nov. 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Experience Isn't Everything: The Strange Career of General Charles Lee.

A talk by Prof. Daniel Breen. Breen's lectures are beloved by HS members as informative and thoroughly delightful. This year Breen will join us to share details about the colorful and controversial figure of General Charles Lee, whose headquarters during the Siege of Boston were in the Oliver Tufts House on Sycamore Street.

General Admission: $8; free to members.


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