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From Prospect Hill to Salisbury Prison: the Struggles of the 39th Massachusetts Volunteers
A talk by Professor Daniel Breen in memory of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
One hundred and fifty years after it began, the Civil War remains the bloodiest single event in American history. Somerville shared in the terrible losses that afflicted the nation. Ninety-two men joined the "Somerville Company" when it was formed in the summer of 1862; within two years, less than a dozen were still fit for duty. In this talk, we will trace the story of these men from their beginning on Prospect Hill, where the Somerville Company first encamped, to the Petersburg campaign, where they lived through their most trying times.
The presentation will be followed by a short wreath-laying ceremony at the 1863 Civil War Monument Milk Row Cemetery 400 Somerville Avenue, next to Demoulas Market Basket at 4:00PM. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Where||Somerville Museum 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–3:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$8 general admission, free for HS members|
More About Somerville Museum
Its origins date back to the 1920s when the building housed the Somerville Historical Society's art collections, but this location officially became the Somerville Museum in 1988 after generous donations allowed for renovations.
The Somerville Museum is the only community-based and member-supported institution of it's kind in Somerville. Not unlike the Somerville Open Studios (SOS) project, which the museum participates in every year, the space is designed to be a reflection of this community's diversity. Exhibits range from work by local visual artists to historical presentations in a community context and coolaborative efforts with the Somerville Public Schools.
Additionally, the museum serves as a meeting place for cultural organizations and has hosted musical performances.
Somerville Museum encourages people to bring their creative/research ideas to the table for possible exhibit, even if they have no prior experience curating for museums. Please visit the Community Curatorial Program page of the museum's website for more information.