I walk by the Somerville Museum pretty frequently and I’ve very rarely seen it open.
Even today when they had an event the sign still read closed and I was like uh… I’m gutted I missed the event earlier this year when they had artwork from local high school students as I feel like I would really have enjoyed the opportunity to explore the building a bit more than I had today. But with that being said it was a neat old building and I’m glad I went to the talk even if I did start to nod off.
I really wanted to get a closer look at the glass above the old front door (above left) as it was really beautiful, but I couldn’t because of the chairs and the projector screen. I might try and go back this weekend when they’ve got another art show I wasn’t aware of. One of the main reasons I knew the museum even existed is because of these bricks:
I’d see them walking around near the area and still haven’t figured out why they’re embossed with the backwards S.
I figured the museum would have a bit of information about the local area, like the museums I grew up with, but really it’s more of a community center and a fountain of knowledge (oral mostly) of the local area. Either way it was a neat little visit and I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for future exhibits!