Some Favorite Things

June 16, 2016 - September 3, 2016

A collection is at the heart of any museum. But its soul is the stories those objects tell about us, the people who used or made them, or the people who gave them to the museum to become part of community memory. For 140 years WHM has had the unique

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Worcester in 50 Objects

Together we share the stories that are Worcester. What object tells your story? Worcester Historical Museum invites you to help celebrate Worcester’s collective past in an exhibit of objects whose stories define our city. CELEBRATING the 140th anniversary of WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM OCT 27, 2016 – APR 22, 2017 A panel

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Mall Series

November 22, 2016 - December 24, 2016

In 1984 local photographer Stephen DiRado began documenting the daily life of the Worcester Galleria.

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Take a Bite Out of History

Food. It’s our bread and butter. Our common need. We need food to survive.  Fast, organic, processed, gourmet, convenient, ethnic, or local – food is a given. Food surrounds us – at home, work, on our television sets…everywhere! What has Worcester’s food history been like? What role has food and

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May 14 to October 3, 2015

By popular demand, THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT has been extended through Saturday, October 3, 2015. THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT exhibit in the Booth Gallery explores how David Clark transformed his company and reached new heights in protective self-contained environments for high altitude pilots and astronauts.  Many

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Saint Spyridon

Through March 14, 2015

The Greek Journey in Worcester Celebrating the centennial of Saint Spyridon Cathedral Booth Gallery

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Lunch Lady

Through December 31, 2014

Worcester Historical Museum is excited to exhibit original art from the popular Lunch Lady Book series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. The Lunch Lady Book series is ten graphic novels that tell the story of the lunch lady who “Serves Justice and Lunch!” The books were inspired by Jarrett’s own lunch

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Class Picture Day!

June 09, 2014 - August 16, 2014

Say cheese and enjoy the no-frills charm of the class photo. To celebrate the end of the school year, we are going back in time with a special exhibition of class photographs from the museums collection.

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Students Reflect On MLK Jr.: The 2014 Art Contest Winners

January 14, 2014-February 28, 2014

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast “I have a Dream” Essay Committee poses a question each year to school students to either write or visually answer. Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 in schools throughout Worcester County were invited to visually interpret their answer to the

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Worcester Treasures

October 1, 2013 - October 4, 2014

300 years ago Jonas Rice and his family settled atop Union Hill (near the intersection of Plantation Street and Massasoit Road). While the exact date of Jonas Rice’s arrival in October of 1713 is unknown this settlement would eventually grow into the Worcester we know today.  Worcester Historical Museum is

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