Friday, February 17, 2017
Bulfinch talk at the Somerville Museum
Historic Somerville presents the 2017 Local History Lecture Series
Bulfinch And the Barrell Mansion
A talk by Joseph Cornish
2-3pm, reception to follow
at the Somerville Museum
One Westwood Road
$8 general admission
free to Historic Somerville and Somerville Museum Members
Join us for an entertaining and informative talk by Joseph Cornish, Preservationist, past president of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and Bulfinch aficionado. Cornish will discuss the architecture of Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) including his design of the Barrell Mansion. The mansion and gardens were built on Cobble Hill in Charlestown in 1792 (now Somerville) and eventually became the McLean Insane Asylum. The Somerville Museum is now the home of the elegant double flying staircase of the original mansion.
For more information, visit our website: www.HistoricSomerville.org.