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AASLHThe American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) awarded the Somerville Museum and Charan Devereaux a 2017 Leadership in History Award of Merit for "Union Square at Work: Photographs Stories and Music from Somerville's Oldest Commercial District" and the project's related concerts, programs, and music collection (the Union Square Somerville Playlist).

Many thanks to the Somerville Times for its article "The Somerville Museum's 'Union Square at Work' Wins Award."

More about the Leadership in History Award, and those who made it possible.

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

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Early Music Afternoons 2017-2018 schedule is announced. More.....

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Le Petit Concert: Chamber Music from 18th-century France

Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, pardessus de viole & bass viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo & baroque guitar) perform music from the elegant age of Louis XV. There will be an enchanting chaconne, sprightly dances, and pieces with many different characters by Marais, Dollé, Hugard, de Visée & Campion.

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

GhostsSunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. held at the 1804 Milk Row Cemetery, next to Market Basket on Somerville Ave.

Revolutionary War re-enactors from His Majesty's Regiment of Foot and the 54th Regiment of the Union Army will be at the cemertery, accompanied by the Somerville High School Local History Club performing in historic-era costumes. Members of Historic Somerville will guide you through the cemetery.

Admission: $5 suggested donation for visitors 12 yrs old and up; free for those under 12. Hot Cider, doughnuts and baked goods $1 each.


Don't miss the Final 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.
Dates: Thursday Thursday 10/12 5:30 p.m. - dusk

Old Powder House, 850 Broadway
Dates: Thursday 10/5 5:00 - dusk 
Saturday 10/28 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,and the Massachusetts Historical Commission, a