Photographs, stories, and music from Somerville’s oldest commercial district
Photos by Skip Murray
By William Tauro
This past Sunday, the Somerville Museum that’s located at One Westwood Street in Somerville held an opening reception to celebrate the opening of Union Square at Work, a collection of photos and stories of people who work in Somerville’s oldest commercial district.
The exhibit also featured music from bands and artist working in Union Square, as well as historical images of some of the squares major employers in past years.
Exhibition will be open from October 4 through October 31.
Thursdays 2 to 7 PM, Fridays 2 to 5 PM, Saturdays 12-5PM and by appointment.
Union Square at Work Museum Tour
Sunday, October 25 at 2 PM.
Somerville Past and Present: A Journey Through Time Using The Museum’s Photograph of Old Somerville and Comparative Contemporary Images.
Jeff Myer’s talks visually superb and are accompanied by his knowledge and engaging commentary.
Thursday, October 29, 6:30 – 8 PM
Inside Market Basket: A Commercial Anchor of Union Square
Meet employees including manager Joe Amarel, and learn about the logistics products, and people – power it takes to run this popular, high-volume operation.
Moderated by Harvard Business Review’s Eric Helweg and featuring Somerville poet Karen Miller reading her Market Basket ode. One lucky attendee will receive a Market Basket gift bag!
This project was photographed and written by Charan Devereaux. It is supported in part by the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and made possible by the patience and good humor of many Somerville businesses, nonprofits, and artists. Special thanks to Color Services, LLC in Needham, MA. Museum hours: Thursday 2–7 p.m., Friday 2–5 p.m., Saturday 12–5 p.m. The Somerville Museum is located at the corner of Central Street and Westwood Road. For more information and directions, please call 617-666-9810, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.somervillemuseum.com.