https://www.somervillemuseum.org/taft-event Somerville Museum
One Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143
A Penny Chronicles Event:
The Most Glorious Fourth: ‘President Taft Comes to Somerville, July Fourth 1910’
Wednesday, November 17th, 6:30pm | Somerville Museum (in-person event)
The Most Glorious Fourth: ‘President Taft Comes to Somerville, July Fourth 1910,’ a talk with Dan Breen and Curator, David Guss.
For one week in the summer of 1910, Somerville found itself at the center of the American political world, as nationally prominent Republicans gathered here to kick off the party's congressional campaign season. The festivities culminated with a visit by President Taft, followed by a fireworks display that dwarfed anything the city had ever seen. But why Somerville? This presentation will address that question, while telling the story of one of the most eventful weeks in the city's history.
Dan Breen is a professor in the Legal Studies Department at Brandeis and has received his Ph.D. in American History from Boston College.
Admission: $10/person. Event free for Museum members with active membership (use code: MEMBEREVENT).
Space is limited. All reservations must be made online prior to the event and are first come first serve. Tickets will not be available at the door for this event.