Preserving the Past for Our Future
2016 Fall HS Lecture Series and Events
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2-4PM, Milk Row Cemetery Docent Opening. Join Eileen Schofield, HS President, to learn more about this historic 1804 cemetery and recently completed grant projects there. Meet at the gates to the cemetery at 439 Somerville Avenue next to Demoulas Market Basket. Free talk and open to the public for exploring.
Sunday, Sept 25, 2-3PM, reception to follow. The Jews of Somerville and Greater Boston, Prof. Ellen Smith. Smith is Director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University and an Associate Professor and faculty member of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies with many publications, exhibitions and awards to her name. The lecture will be held at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Rd in Somerville; General Admission: $8; free to members.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2-4PM, Ghosts of Somerville at Milk Row Cemetery. Conversations with the Ghosts are back as part of the SomerStreets MonsterMash Festival that closes Somerville Avenue to all motorist traffic. Dress for cold weather. Suggested donation: $5; free to children under 8 years of age. Food and drink offered for purchase.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-3PM, Experience Isn't Everything: The Strange Career of General Charles Lee, Prof. Daniel Breen. Breen’s lectures are beloved by HS members as informative and thoroughly delightful. This year Breen will join us to share details about the colorful and controversial figure of General Charles Lee, whose headquarters during the Siege of Boston were in the Oliver Tufts House on Sycamore Street. The lecture will be held at the Museum, General Admission: $8; free to members.
Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30-3PM, Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony at Milk Row Cemetery. Please join members of Historic Somerville and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts to commemorate Somerville’s Veterans of the Revolutionary War and Civil War. 439 Somerville Avenue. Free to the public.
Friday, Dec. 9, 7-9:30PM, Historic Somerville & Somerville Museum Winter Holiday Party. Please join us at the Museum for our annual winter holiday event with music, good food, entertainment and great cheer for all. General admission: $10, free to members, volunteers and supporters of both organizations.
Thank you for your support!
Historic Somerville is a 501c3 devoted to preserving and disseminating the history of Somerville to all. We do this through interactive history projects with students of all ages and support of this historic lecture series. Lectures are usually taped and broadcast on the City's cable network.
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