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Thank you Somerville for making our book sale a rousing success!

Because of you, the museum now has $1600.00 to apply to new programs, expanding our collections, and to improving our ability to document and communicate the beauty of this great city. Stay tuned!



About the Somerville Museum


Programs in 2015


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. It seeks to engage our audience in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators to foster cultural education and understanding.

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Visit by appointment only, except during special exhibitions.
During special exhibitions, gallery hours are:
   Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.
   Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment


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

What's Going On

October 4 through mid-December

Union Square at Work


Photos and stories of people who work in Somerville's oldest commercial district. The exhibit also features music from bands and artists working in Union Square, as well as historical images of some of the Square's major employers in years past.


More about the exhibit

Article about the exhibit from Boston Globe



Museum hours:
   Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.
   Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m.


Opening reception:

Photos by Skip Murray



Thursday, October 22, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Union Square at Work Museum Tour


Join us for an insider tour of Union Square at Work with exhibit creator Charan Devereaux. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.


Union Square

Somerville Past and Present: A Journey Through Time Using the Museum's Photographs of Old Somerville and Comparative Contemporary Images.

Jeff Myers' talks are visually superb and are accompanied by his knowledgable and engaging commentary. 



Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside Market Basket: A Commercial Anchor of Union Square Market Basket
Meet employees including manager Joe Amaral, and learn about the logistics, products, and people-power it takes to run this popular, high-volume operation. Moderated by Harvard Business Review’s Eric Hellweg and featuring Somerville poet Karen Miller reading her Market Basket ode.

One lucky attendee will receive a Market Basket gift bag!


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