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Somerville announces upcoming historic preservation committee events

Posted by Brian Benson  October 7, 2009 11:27 AM

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Cast members of a prior year's Ghosts of Somerville performance are dressed in their period attire at the Cemetery. Attendees for the 2009 event are also encouraged to come in costume.

The following is a press release from the City of Somerville:

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Somerville Historic Preservation (SHPC) Director Brandon Wilson announced the final two annual fall events presented by the SHPC in the month of October, culminating with the 5th annual “Ghosts of Somerville” performance at the historic Milk Row Cemetery. The first event, the 7th annual Historic Bicycle Tour of the Middlesex Canal, has been re-scheduled due to rain to Saturday, October 10th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Sullivan Station. Co-sponsored by MassBike, the Middlesex Canal Commission and the Middlesex Canal Association, the tour chronicles the history and construction of the canal, which was completed in 1803. This event is free and open to the public.

The 5th annual Ghosts of Somerville will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. to dusk, at the Milk Row Cemetery, 400 Somerville Ave. The event is produced by Historic Somerville, Inc., with the Somerville Museum and the SHPC as part of a 2009 ArtsUnion Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, John and Abigail Adams Grant Program. Ghosts of Somerville is a live performance featuring costumed figures known to be buried in the cemetery. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children 8-12 and seniors. Children under 8 are admitted free. Hot cider, donuts, and carved pumpkins will be available for sale. The raindate is the next day, Sunday, October 18th at the same time.

For more information, contact the SHPC at 617-625-6600 x2532.

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