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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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Sunday, June 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow

Revisiting the Flag at Prospect Hill: Grand Union or just British?

A talk by Byron DeLear


A Special 2017 Local History Lecture in Honor of Somerville's 175th Anniversary

When and where did the national identity of the United States of America first form? How was our national identity tied to the Grand Union Flag flown at Prospect Hill on New Year's Day of 1776? DeLear tells a tale that includes figures such as General Washington and Robert Morris, the "financier of the American Revolution" and iconic flags and symbols of the East India Company and more. Byron DeLear is Editor in Chief of the North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA), the primary organization for the scientific and scholarly study of flags.


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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