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Sunday: Union Square Walking Tour, Milk Row Cemetery Opening

Sunday is a good day to explore some Somerville history.

The following is from the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission:

Sunday, September 23rdUnion Square Walking Tour, 3:00 – 5:30pm.  Ed Gordon, New England Chapter President of the Victorian Society of America, will lead a walking tour of the area, highlighting historic areas such as:  the civic campus setting at Central Hill; Prospect Hill; Victorian homes; vintage commercial buildings in the heart of Union Square; Lincoln Park and the former Wyatt Brickyards; pre-Civil War-era homes and late 19th century workers’ housing.  The tour includes two interior viewings and refreshments.  The tour steps off from City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, and is free of charge.

Milk Row Cemetery Opening:  For three Sundays this fall, the Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Ave. will be open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00pm.  This small historic site, established in 1804, is usually closed to the public.  Volunteers will provide information about historic Somerville residents buried in the cemetery, dating as far back as the American Revolution. 

For more information about either event, or if you are interested in serving as a “Docent” (tour leader), at the Cemetery, please contact SHPC Director Brandon Wilson at 617-625-6600 x2532, or BWilson@somervillema.gov.  

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