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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Save the Date: August 11

Discover Worcester at 30 Elm Street and Salisbury Mansion for all the Free Fun Fridays in 2017.

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VNA125: A History of Caring

The history of visiting nurses in Worcester is one of caring. The idea of hiring a single professional visiting nurse to serve the city of Worcester originated 1892 from Dr. Homer Gage, a surgeon at Memorial Hospital. Through several name changes and growth over the decades, VNA Care became what

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GROWING UP WORCESTER: Scenes from Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo

October 8, 2019

WHM Rockwell Gallery See drawings from Worcester native, Jarrett Krosoczka’s new memoir, Hey, Kiddo alongside the historic images from the WHM collection. This new book tells the story of Jarrett’s life growing up in Worcester, a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive. Jarrett visited

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Water Street – 35th Anniversary: World Within A World

November 28, 2018

This temporary exhibit opening on November 28, 2018, will focus on the eastern European Jewish immigrant in Worcester between 1880 and 1945 and illuminates the centrality of Water Street to local Jewish life during that period. Because much of the Jewish experience is typical of all immigrant groups, Water Street

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Quilts: Practical Pieces

April 21, 2018 – August 25, 2018

The exhibit highlights quilts from the collection as well as loaned pieces that show a new direction for quilting in the age of technology.

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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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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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