By William Tauro
Somerville residents busted out their tricorn hats and olden day Patriot’s Day attire on Monday by marking Patriots’ Day and celebrating the 240th anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous ride.
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin, and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission invited all residents and community members to the City’s 240th annual Patriot’s Day celebration was held at Foss Park Co-sponsored by the Preservation Commission, Historic Somerville, the Somerville Museum, and East Somerville Main Streets. The day’s events included Colonial games and songs, light refreshments, youth readings, and a visit from Paul Revere on horseback on his historic ride from Boston to Lexington through Somerville
The event began at 10 a.m. with live music by the Somerville High School band, games and refreshments, followed by a brief speaking agenda with youth poetry readings and the arrival of Paul Revere. Children received a “Colonial Times Passport” and were invited to participate in various Colonial-era games such as Hoops, and Jacob’s Ladder. Children who completed each of the six stations received a small prize. Volunteers were dressed in traditional Colonial attire and attendees were encouraged to do the same.
Congratulations to Somerville Historic Preservation Commission’s Executive Director Brandon Wilson and to all the participants for a job well done
Photos by Frank Santangelo