Union Square Somerville Playlist

Celebrate and Support Local Music with 20 Somerville Bands and Musicians

The Union Square Somerville Playlist project is an experiment in placemaking featuring Somerville, Massachusetts music, history and photographs. Attend an event or purchase the Playlist -- proceeds benefit local artists and the Somerville Museum.

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A History of Somerville's Oldest Commercial District at the Somerville Council on Aging

  • Somerville Council on Aging 167 Holland Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States (map)

On Wednesday May 31st, the Somerville Council on Aging will host a slideshow and discussion about the economic history of Somerville’s oldest commercial district, Union Square. The discussion will profile some of the Square’s biggest employers beginning in the 1800's, including the meat-packing, glass-blowing, and textile finishing industries. How did the advent of railroads impact the local economy? How does the city’s economic past affect Somerville’s identity today? This event is sponsored by Mass Humanities.

The Somerville Council on Aging supports older adults in their efforts to maintain independence by enhancing growth, dignity, and a sense of belonging in mind, body, and spirit while aging in place. This event is free. Do you have a relative or Somerville neighbor who might enjoy being part of the welcoming community at the Somerville Council on Aging? If you would like to bring them to the event, just call Debby Higgins at (617) 625-6600 x2321 to reserve seats.