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The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the Museum's plans for an elevator addition!

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Programs in 2017


About the Somerville Museum

The Somerville Museum seeks to engage the community in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators to foster cultural education and understanding.

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During special exhibitions, museum hours are:

Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.

Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.

Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m.

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








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If you have ever attended a museum event, you have met Thomas Battinelli, who died on July 12, 2017 at age 88. Beloved husband of Museum Director Evelyn (Talmo) Battinelli, he has been one of the museum's most dedicated volunteers.

Tom Battinelli

Tom was a respected Professor at Fitchburg State University from 1960-2004, and published three books on topics in Physical Education and Health. In his retirement, he enjoyed writing, reading philosophy and historical literature, caring for his grandchildren and volunteering at the Somerville Museum.

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Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Somerville Museum, Thomas Battinelli Endowment Fund, One Westwood Road, Somerville MA 02143.

Don't miss Union Square Playlist events!


A series of programs inspired by the museum's 2016 exhibit, co-sponsored by the Somerville Museum, the Welcome Project, and the Somerville Arts Council. Held at various times and various venues.

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Docent-Led Tours of Three Historic Sites


Historic Somerville in Association with the City of Somerville
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*Prospect Hill Tower*
68 Munroe St, Somerville, MA 02143?
2nd Thursday 6pm-8pm
3rd Saturday 10am-12pm
Dates: 5/20, 6/8, 6/17, 7/13, 7/15, 8/10, 8/19, 9/14, 9/16

*Old Powder House*
850 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144?
1st Thursday 6pm-8pm
4th Saturday 10am-12pm
Dates: 6/1, 6/24, 7/6, 7/22, 8/3, 8/26, 9/7, 9/23

*Milk Row Cemetery*
439 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143?
3rd Thursday 6pm-8pm
1st Sunday 2pm-4pm (except September 2nd - Sunday)
Dates: 5/18, 6/4, 6/15, 7/2, 7/20, 8/6, 8/17, 9/10, 9/21

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