Thomas Battinelli Award for Good Stewardship

This award is named in honor of long-time Museum volunteer and supporter, Thomas Battinelli (1929-2017). It recognizes and celebrates individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional support of the Museum, promoting its mission and strengthening it as an institution. The Somerville Museum also limits the number of recipients for this award to no more than three each year.  Current Museum Trustees are not considered for this award.


Cynthia Frawley

Graphic Designer, Council of Advisors + Programming Committee, Collection Care, Front reception volunteer; Thank you for all you do to help the Museum be successful and innovative!


Marian Bremer

Webmaster, co-chair of the Council of Advisors

Richard Graf

Thank you to Richard Graf for going above and beyond to guide all of the Museum’s the capital projects to a successful and elegant solution!

Charan Devereaux

Co-Recipient with the Somerville Museum of the American Association of State and Local History’s 2017 Leadership in History Award of Merit for the project Union Square at Work and the Union Square Playlist.

The Somerville Garden Club

Lucy Borodkin, Rita Edmunds, Irene Heim, Eleanor Ramsay, Laura Ramsay, Susann Wilkinson