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Alison Drasner

Meet our new Assistant Director, Alison Drasner! Alison comes to us with a Masters in Interior/Exhibition Design and years of experience working with museum collections and galleries. She has been a proud resident of Somerville since 2011 and is an artist with a studio in Vernon Street Studios.

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Museum Programs 2018

What's Going On

Apply for a 2018 Community Curator Grant!


The Somerville Museum invites applications for public exhibits at the museum. Two community curators will be selected and will receive a seed grant of $2,500 and exhibit space in the galleries at 1 Westwood Road.

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6 pm

RSVP to by Monday, September 24, 2018

DEADLINE: Friday, November 2, 2018 (by 11pm EST)

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IMARFriday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.

IMAR: An amazing Glasgow-based five-piece that has won a BBC Young Folk Award and several All-Britain/All-Ireland music trophies.

Brilliant cutting edge Scottish folk!

Admission: $25.00. Buy a ticket

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Cresap's RiflesSunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Reception to follow 

Cresap's Rifles: The Untold Story of the Riflemen who Helped Save George Washington's Army
A talk by Champ Zumbrun

The untold story of crack elite riflemen from the Appalachian region who served as "George Washington's Continental Army Shock Troop.

Books available for signing and purchase.

General Admission: $8; Free to members

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Saturday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Jez Lowe / James Keelahan

A night of music from two of the world’s most respected songwriters- Jez’s legendary insights into English rural life, including his own family’s mining background, have resonated deeply with listeners everywhere, and James’ midwestern Canadian perspective has given us haunting and powerful songs ever written from the traditions of our northern neighbor.

Admission: $25.00. Buy a ticket

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Triple Decker Ecology


Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Triple Decker Ecology - Somerville's Urban Landscape Opening Reception

A Community Curator Award Exhibit by Pennie Taylor and David Buckley Borden

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