An Economic History of Somerville, Massachusetts

  • Aeronaut Brewing Company 14 Tyler Street Somerville, MA, 02143 United States

The Somerville Museum and the Union Square Somerville Playlist present public historian Edward Gordon at Aeronaut Brewing Company's Duck Village Stage. On Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30-8pm, Edward Gordon will present a talk and discussion on Somerville’s economic history. Why did people first come to the city--what were their goals and how were they employed? How did railways change Somerville? How has the city's history as an industrial center contributed to its identity? How does Somerville’s economic history fit into the story of New England’s development? The talk is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. We’re happy to participate in their mission to improve civic life in Massachusetts. See more about what Mass Humanities does here: http://masshumanities.org/

This is a free event!

If you are hungry, tasty Venezuelan arepas filled with meat and/or veggies will be available from Carolicious, a cooking duo originally from Caracas, Venezuela. Business owners and Somervillians Carolina Salinas and Carolina Garcia work with the Somerville Arts Council's Nibble Culinary Entrepreneurship Program, which helps local immigrant food entrepreneurs develop their business plans. Aeronaut hosts Carolicious every Wednesday night.

Edward Gordon's talk will be followed by a performance by the band Shepherdess, which practices in the old American Tube Works building on Somerville Avenue. (8-10 pm).