Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville – and we want YOUR stuff!
Lend us something – drop your stuff off at the museum on Saturday, January 19, 10am-4pm.
The Somerville Public Library has loaned a cup and saucer from the library’s antique dish set, once used yearly at holiday parties, Duck Village resident Frank Cresta loaned a concrete eagle and pedestal that usually resides in his impressive topiary and art-filled yard, Martha Friend has lent a collection of ‘pairs’ and Carolyn Grace has loaned her mother and grandmother’s wedding dresses (Carolyn and her daughter Ruth holding Carolyn’s mother’s wedding photo.)
The exhibition Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville will be a celebration of the people of Somerville and their life experiences as expressed through their stuff! The exhibit will bring people together by bringing their things together at the Somerville Museum – and the convergence of these things, and the stories that go with them, will offer a renewed sense of community at a time of rapid change for Somerville. The museum is calling all individuals, families and organizations of Somerville to lend a meaningful, everyday object to this exhibition. We are looking for things like: photos and ephemera …wedding keepsakes, family objects …souvenirs: sports, military, school, travel …clothing, uniforms,
costumes …music, movies, books …hobbies: automotive, games, carpentry, sewing, etc …things you collect …anything else that tells a story you want to share! Does not need to be Somerville related or a collection – it’s really anything you would like to lend!
LEND US YOUR STUFF: drop things off at the Somerville museum on Saturday, January 19, between 10am-4pm. The museum is located 1 Westwood Road, Somerville, at the corner of Central Street and Westwood Road.
Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville will open with a public reception on February 14, 2019, 6-8pm. All are welcome!