Civil war enthusiasts who live in Somerville should mark their calendars for Monday, November 11th. Dr. Daniel Breen will present a lecture in honor of Veterans Day. The talk is entitled “Struggles Unceasing: 1864-65, The POW Experience of the Somerville Guard”. Come to the Somerville Museum, located at 1 Westwood Road, at 2 p.m. to hear this fascinating talk on local history while honoring and celebrating the sacrifices of so many who called Somerville home.
Following the talk there a ceremonial wreath will be laid at the 1863 Civil War Monument at 4 p.m. This will take place at the Milk Row Cemetery, on Somerville Avenue, adjacent to Market Basket. The ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for people who live in Somerville to pay their respects to the men who fought in the Civil War.
This talk is the second of a four part series on the history of the Somerville Guard. Professor Daniel Breen is professor of history at Newbury College and also teaches at Brandeis University. Tell your friends who live in Somerville about this historical afternoon. The talk is free to historical society members. For non-members, tickets are only $8. Click here to open a PDF flyer for the talk.