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Somerville Museum Programs 2019

 

Previous years' programs

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 11:30am Starts at Somerville City Hall Concourse, 93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

In its annual tradition, the City of Somerville will kick off the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2018, with a reenactment ceremony for the anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park. A processional led by a re-enactor portraying General George Washington on horseback will leave from the City Hall Concourse at 11:30 a.m., followed by a ceremony at Prospect Hill Park. As always, members of the public are invited to participate, and are encouraged to wear traditional colonial clothing. 

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

THE FIRST AMERICAN FLAG: REVISITING THE GRAND UNION AT PROSPECT HILL?

Byron DeLear will tell the fascinating story about how our nation came to be known as “United States of America”, amidst events occurring right here in Somerville in 1776! Talk with the author and obtain a personally signed copy of his book at two uniquely Somerville sites.  Free to all.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

The Return of the King: Music of the English Restoration.

Très Maresienne (Lisa Brooke, violin; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo & Baroque lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba) perform sonatas, fantasias and grounds by Purcell, Finger, Locke, Mace, Simpson, Young and others.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors and Museum members.  

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February 14, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville: Opening and Public Reception

Curated by Bess Paupeck

This Community Curator Grant exhibit will be a celebration of the people of Somerville and their life experiences as expressed through their prized possessions and personal stories.  The exhibit will bring people together by bringing their things together in a large scale exhibition at the Somerville Museum in Somerville, MA - and the convergence of these things, and the stories that go with them, will offer a renewed sense of community at a time of rapid change for Somerville.

All are welcome!

More information about Our Stories, Our Stuff...

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Fortunate Isles: English Renaissance Consort Music.

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, bandora & cittern) perform pavans, galiards, fantasies and divisions by Allison, Dowland, Morley, Holborne, Cutting & others.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors and Museum members.  

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

CURATOR TALK with Somerville Museum Community Curator, Bess Paupeck
Join Somerville Museum’s community curator, Bess Paupeck, for a walk through the exhibition Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville.

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Saturday, March 9,2019 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

THE UNOFFICIAL SOMERVILLE ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW
Bring an object to the museum and let some of our local historians tell you what they think of it! 
More information about Our Stories, Our Stuff...

 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
TRANS-LUCENT-SEE (glass, doorknob, portal)
Somerville-based artist collective Excavate, currently in a 9-month research and performance residency at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, will perform a celebration of a recent gift to the Somerville Museum and Historic Somerville: a Somerville-made Union Glass doorknob.
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
CLOSING CELEBRATION: A COMMUNITY TALK-IN
Meet the people who contributed objects to the exhibition and hear their stories about these objects and their lives in Somerville.

More information about Our Stories, Our Stuff...

 

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Lautengalanterie: German Baroque Lute Duets.  
Lutenists Timothy Burris and Olav Chris Henriksen perform works by Hagen, Telemann, Gumprecht, Radolt and Corigniani. The program will include a recently-rediscovered lute duet by 18th-century lute master Silvius Leopold Weiss.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors and Museum members.  

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