Somerville Museum Building Fund

Somerville Museum Building Fund Raising funds for renovating the Museum building to meet American with Disabilities Act guidelines. We are off to a fantastic start! We needed to raise $200,000 for the ADA project, and have just received a grant for $85,000 toward this from the Wallace Foundation.

That leaves us with a balance of $115,000 to raise. We can do this! Go to our website http://www.somervillemuseumbuildingfund.org and click on the Donate Tab to donate. Thank you in advance!!!

Mission: Raising funds to renovate the 1925 Museum building for a 21st Century world

Somerville Museum Building Fund's cover photo
04/21/2018

Somerville Museum Building Fund's cover photo

Somerville Museum
04/21/2018

Somerville Museum

SOS First Look Exhibit

April 23 - May 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 22, 4-6 pm
at the Somerville Museum on 1 Westwood Road

The SOS First Look Exhibit offers the best opportunity to preview the studios and artists' work. All SOS participating artists are invited to submit work, creating a group show that is unparalleled in diversity and excitement. Come to SOS First Look to plan your weekend.

On all three days of SOS weekend, the First Look Exhibit opens earlier than the rest of SOS.

Hours:
Thurs-Fri, April 26-27: 2-8 pm
Sat, April 28: 12-8 pm
Sun, April 29: 12-5 pm
Wed, May 2: 5-8 pm
Thurs, May 3: 2-8 pm
Fri, May 4: 2-9 pm
Sat-Sun, May 5-6: 11-6 pm

06/07/2013

Just FYI - the painters had to go to another job site for two weeks, but will be returning to finish the job by the end of the month ( we hope - never can tell with weather, etc.) - but soon in any event.

06/07/2013

We were awarded a grant of $85,000 toward the ADA project by the Wallace Foundation. Now we have to match it. Won't hear from the Mass Cultural Facilities Fund about the match until July this year. Keep your fingers crossed!

So great to see the difference between March 2011 and May 2013!
05/12/2013

So great to see the difference between March 2011 and May 2013!

So great to see the difference between March 2011 and May 2013!

02/19/2013

Just updated the Somerville Museum Building Fund page - hope you like it. Definitely check out the wreath auction page - fun.

01/07/2013

Starting to work on the IMLS grant for collection care. Wrote a grant to the National Endowment for the Humanities to help support insulation of the building now that the roof is done. Won't hear until October. It's a matching grant and we are asking for $67,000 to put in interior storm windows, automated shades for the upper story windows, insulation in the attic and environmental monitors. Mundane you say? Not for collections and heating bills!

12/21/2012

Looking into grants at the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Looks like January will be a busy month for writing!

12/18/2012

Thinking about finding grants to support the ACCESS FOR ALL campaign. Let me know if you know of any.

12/15/2012

Held the Holiday Party last night. It was fantastic! Thank you for all your support. Will upload pictures soon.

Timeline Photos
11/11/2012

Timeline Photos

Here are two of the latest pictures showing the Museum's roof being repaired.
11/11/2012

Here are two of the latest pictures showing the Museum's roof being repaired.

Please Join Us for our Holiday Celebration!  See below.
11/21/2011
Winter Holiday Party

Please Join Us for our Holiday Celebration! See below.

December 9, [email protected] 7:00-9:00PM: Music, Singing, Light Refresments and Good Cheer! Free to all members and volunteers of Historic Somerville. $25/per nonmember - however you become a member on the payment of the entrance fee. RSVP to [email protected] or leave a message at 617-625-580...

Ghosts of Somerville
10/19/2011
Ghosts of Somerville

Ghosts of Somerville

Historic Somerville presents the 6th Annual Ghosts of Somerville! Visit the City’s only 19th century burial grounds. This ghostly gathering treats visitors on a guided tour of the cemetery during the Somerstreets Festival. At each site a Ghost will engage viewers in a conversation about their li...

09/11/2011

Historic Somerville will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 15th from 6:30 to 7:30PM at the Somerville Museum and will discuss the progress on the building program. If you can't be there, but want issues raised, just post your questions/concerns here.

08/01/2011

OK, the voting period is over for the Somerville Museum's refresh project: rehabbing the museum for handicapped accessibility. We did not make the final 10. We could resubmit our idea in the future. What do you think? We are certainly not giving up on the project in any event. Thank you to everyone who supported our project by voting!

07/22/2011

A note from Brandon Wilson

Please Vote DAILY for the Somerville Museum rehab project to make the museum accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. See ...
07/22/2011
Rehab the historic Somerville Museum for handicapped access - Pepsi Refresh Project

Please Vote DAILY for the Somerville Museum rehab project to make the museum accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. See above for where to vote. We are now at #229. Let's see what affect it has for everyone viewing this site to vote today. Send me a comment letting me know if you've voted. Thanks!

Another refreshing idea to support the community & make a difference - Pepsi Refresh Project

07/20/2011

The Museum has moved up two points since yesterday! We are now at #226 and we need to get to #10 by July 31st. I can finally see that more people are voting daily! So keep it up. Sure it would be a miracle, but then again, we are doing a good thing by alerting people to the needs of the museum if nothing else. So please vote (see below)

07/17/2011

Help the Somerville Museum become accessible to people in wheelchairs! Vote for us in the Pepsi Refresh Contest (See link below)

07/06/2011

I'm not sure, but I think the Museum has been selected as one of the projects that can gather votes for a Pepsi Refresh grant. If so, we are in the running for $50,000 to rehab the Museum for ADA compliance. Stay tuned!

03/07/2011

This just out! We have matched the MCFF /MassDevelopment grant award of $104,500!!! We will have a new roof and great looking /tight windows come Fall!!! I'm ecstatic. Please go celebrate with someone you love or at least like. I'm opening a bottle of champagne for my part!

03/04/2011
tina riedel - home

And the winner is: #1.4, by Tina Riedel. The design garnered 47 votes out of 230 cast. The next runner up is #1.13 by Chris Haines. It received 20 votes. All designs received at least one vote. Thank you to everyone who made this a really fun contest and a showcase for your talent!

Digitally manipulated photographs by Tina Riedel

03/03/2011

$1,368 left to go!!!!

03/03/2011

The SMBF just received two gifts totalling $550! :)

03/02/2011

These designs are great.

03/02/2011

Tufts University just gave the Museum Building Fund $1000! We now have only $2,268 to go. At an average donation of $100 (yes, that has been the average!), that's only 23 more people, businesses, or community minded organizations. Let's close this thing out! Thank you so much!

03/02/2011

This just in: Submissions for Button Designs have been extended to midnight March 1st, due to confusion over the deadline in earlier announcements. My bad. That means that you can vote or change your vote given the newly added design(s) up until midnight Wednesday, March 2nd. The winner will still be announced as scheduled on Thursday evening, 7PM at the Historic Somerville lecture.

Pin/Button Designs
03/01/2011

Pin/Button Designs

Pin/Button Designs
02/27/2011

Pin/Button Designs

1.4 Design by Tina Riedel
02/27/2011

1.4 Design by Tina Riedel

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