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About the Somerville Museum


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Museum News Fall 2013


As the only membership supported, community-based cultural institution of its kind in Somerville, the Somerville Museum plays a central role in preserving the past, reflecting the present, and helping to shape the future of this diverse urban community. The Museum seeks to engage our audience in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators with the larger aim of fostering cultural education and understanding.

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During special exhibitions, gallery hours are:
   Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.
   Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment


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What's Going On


Sunday, January 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

El Canto del Caballero: Renaissance Music from Spain (1530-1630)

Virtuoso countertenor and cornettist Michael Collver will join El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson Mai-Lan Broekman & Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, vihuela & archlute) in a concert of tientos, ricercadas, villancicos, canciones and motets by Vasquez, Ortiz, Cabezón, Selma, Guerrero & Trabaci.

Admission is $19 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

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Just released: The Story of Somerville Lumber by Verissima Productions. Research and images were contributed by the Somerville Museum.

About the video: In 1956 Harold and Melvin Cohen opened the doors to their new business. Over the next four decades, Somerville Lumber would expand to ten locations, be valued at millions of dollars, receive numerous honors. and promote a positive image for the city of Somerville across the country. Here is the story of how they did it.

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Take a look at Skip Murray's excellent photos of the annual Museum Holiday party! The traditional period costume show was one of many highlights.



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