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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.

What's Going On



Sunday, February 26?, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Charles Bulfinch and the Barrell Mansion 

Joseph Cornish, Director of Design Review for the Environmental Department, discusses the architecture of Charles Bulfinch, with particular reference to the Barrell mansion of Somerville.  

General Admission: $8; free to members.



Sunday, March 12,2:00 -3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Inventing the Charles RiverKarl 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.




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