Historic Preservation Events Planned for October



Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission this month for two events celebrating Somerville’s historic Milk Row Cemetery.


On Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m., visit the Cemetery for the Ghosts of Milk Row Cemetery Tour and hear from volunteers dressed up as “ghosts” of Somerville residents buried at the historic site. For attendees ages 12 and older, there is a suggested donation of $5. The Tour will coincide with the City’s SomerStreets event along Somerville Ave.


As part of the Cemetery’s Docent Program, the site will also be open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers dressed in historic period clothing will help visitors learn about the Cemetery and the resident buried there, as well as the area’s history. Due to its fragile condition, the site is typically closed to the public.


For more information, contact Brandon Wilson at 617-625-6600 ext. 2532, or BWilson@somervillema.gov.


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or BAllen@somervillema.gov.



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