What's Going On
Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.
From Minuet to Ragtime: The English Guitar and its Impact on the Early Banjo.
Plucked-instrument experts Lauck Benson and Olav Chris Henriksen play a variety of solos and duos on English guitar, Spanish guitar, harp guitar lute, and banjo, including music by Oswald, Anne Ford, Marrella, Buckley, Foster, Stewart and Ossman. There will be a fugue, some jigs, and some surprises.
General admission: $20; $15 for students, seniors and Museum members.
Sunday, March 12,2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow
Inventing the Charles River, Karl Haglund. Haglund is Manager of the DCR's new Charles River Basin project and author of Inventing the Charles River. He is an entertaining speaker and will address the history of this major waterway near Somerville.
General Admission: $8; free to members.
Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing CompanyDuck Village StageThe Somerville Museum and the Union Square Somerville Playlist present public historian Edward Gordon, who will present a talk and discussion on Somerville’s economic history. Why did people first come to the city--what were their goals and how were they employed? How did railways change Somerville? How has the city's history as an industrial center contribute to its identity? How does Somerville’s economic history fit into the story of New England’s development? The talk is supported by Mass Humanities.