One Hundred Years of Show Biz

The Somerville Theater is celebrating its centennial. With such a long history, it isn't surprising that traces of its past landed in unexpected places.

The papers of Laurence Howard, Executive Clerk of the Board of Health is one example.  Howard worked at City Hall between 1905-1930. Outside of his professional duties, he attended plays at the Somerville theater, and belonged to the fraternal organization the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Korrasan.    

In honor of the Somerville Theater's one hundred year anniversary, we present the documents of a theater lover and regular attendee from the 1920s.


Marian Bremer, Volunteer