Photos by Frank Santangelo
By William Tauro
This past Monday, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin, and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission invited all residents and community members to the City’s annual Patriot’s Day celebration, that was held at Foss Park.
The event was co-sponsored by the Preservation Commission, Historic Somerville, the Somerville Museum, and East Somerville Main Streets, the day’s events included Colonial games, light refreshments, live music by the Somerville High School band, and a visit from “Paul Revere” on horseback on his historic ride from Boston to Lexington through Somerville. The event began at 10 a.m. with music, games and refreshments, followed by a brief speaking program and poetry read by Somerville youth, and the arrival of Paul Revere.
Children received a newly revised Colonial Times Passport and are invited to participate in various Colonial-era games such as hoop rolling, ring toss and Jacob’s ladder. Children who completed each of the six stations received a small prize to commemorate Somerville’s 175th Anniversary of separating from Charlestown.
Volunteers, including Mayor Curtatone and Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin were dressed in traditional Colonial attire and all attendees were encouraged to do the same.