Photos by Frank Santangelo & Mary Robertson
By William Tauro
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 241st annual Patriot’s Day celebration, that was held at Foss Park this past Monday.
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.m
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.
Mayor Curtatone also received a Proclamation sent by Governor Charlie Baker to the Mayor of Somerville.