Popular City afghans have been redesigned, depict various historic sites in Somerville.

SOMERVILLE – Looking for the perfect holiday gift to show your Somerville pride? Look no further! The City is now offering a brand new, full color, and
machine washable afghan, that highlights many local historic landmarks and events, including the Raid on the Powder House; the Round House; Somerville High School, West Branch Library; Somerville Museum; and other special assets. The afghan can be seen on the Historic Preservation Commission’s website (www.somervillema.gov/historicpreservation) and on display at City Hall.

Afghans can be purchased for $65.00, with fifty percent considered to be a tax deductible donation that will benefit City preservation projects including the Historic Plaque Program, Preservation Awards Program, and numerous heritage education projects. They are available for purchase by contacting or visiting Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue. Checks should be made payable to “City of Somerville- Historic Celebration Fund.” Afghans are also available at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road (by appointment: 617-666-9810), and current Somerville Museum members are eligible for a 10% discount.

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development at 617-625-6600 x2525 or x2532.

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