Preserving the Past for Our Future
Spring 2017 HS Lecture Series and Events
Sunday, February 26, 2-3PM, reception to follow. Charles Bulfinch and the Barrell Mansion, Joseph Cornish. Cornish, Director of Design Review for the Environmental Department, Boston and Bulfinch aficianodo delivers a talk on the architecture of Charles Bulfinch, with particular reference to the Barrell mansion of Somerville. The lecture will be held at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Rd in Somerville; General Admission: $8; free to members.
Sunday, March 12, 2-3PM, reception to follow. Inventing the Charles River, Karl 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. The lecture will be held at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Rd in Somerville; General Admission: $8; free to members. Click here to buy your tickets in advance.
Monday, April 17th, 10-12 noon, Paul Revere and the Colonial Fair at Foss Park in honor of Patriots Day. Come in colonial costume if you like. Enjoy colonial era food and games as we wait for Paul Rever to ride by on his horse. Children will love using their English passport to gather stamps for a free gift. Affordable mementos will also be for sale.
Thursday, May 18th, 6-7 PM, Milk Row Cemetery Docent Tour. Join Barbara Mangum, HS President Emeritus, to learn more about this historic 1804 cemetery and current preservation 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, May 21st, 1PM step off, Somerville Veterans Memorial Day Parade. This year, the City is holding the annual parade a week early in order to allow more units to participate. Please join HS and the Local History Club of Somerville High School as we march in support of our veterans and the importance of remembering the lessons of history.
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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