The Basement Project: Not Your Usual Basement Junk

February 27–March 28, 2020
Museum Hours: Thursdays, 2 pm–7 pm, Fridays, 2 pm–5 pm, Saturdays, 12 pm–5 pm

This project welcomes students from the local history club into the Somerville Museum’s historic collection, which began in 1897. The exhibit showcases the historical objects with which the students personally connect and demonstrates how the Somerville of the past resonates with young residents of the present day.

Related Events

Opening Reception 
Thursday, February 27, 6–8 p.m.
$5 admission, Museum members and students free

Student Curators’ Talk [Cancelled]
Saturday, March 14, 2–3:30 p.m.
$10 admission, Museum members and students free (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Closing Reception and Panel Discussion 
Saturday, March 28, 2–4 p.m.
$10 admission, Museum members and students free (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Curator Panel
Thursday, August 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Event

Student Curators

Class of 2020:
Mozn Shora-she, hers
Alex Leite-he, his
Brian Jian Chan-he, his
Owen Hughes-he, his
Lola Vira-she, hers
Elisa Dimagiba-she, hers

Class of 2021:
Silas Booth-he, his
Isaías Hernandez Rivera-he, his
Esmay Pricejones-she, hers
Isabella Milanowski-they, their

Class of 2022:
Marisa Lopez-she, hers
Ana Kawsar-she, hers

Class of 2023:
Ryann Mack-she, hers

Adda Maria Santos-SHS History Teacher + Local History Club Advisor

This program was supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by Mass Cultural Council.