Past

Davey’s: Worcester Originals

May, 2008 - November, 2008

Davey’s: Worcester Originals will take a look at Davey’s, Inc., a major producer of handbags, belts, and other leather accessories in Worcester from 1954 to 1992. Davey’s handbags were sold to fine specialty shops and all major department stores across the country. Davey’s: Worcester Originals will tell the stories not

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The Things We Carried: Guatemalan Stories

September, 2008 - March, 2009 | Rice Gallery

What would you bring if you were to leave your native country and emigrate to a new land? What things would you accumulate in your new home to remind you of your roots? Why? The exhibit, The Things We Carried, asked these questions of Worcester-area Guatemalans and exhibited the items they carried

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To Arms! Worcester County Answers the Call

April, 2011 - November, 2011 | Booth Gallery

To Arms! Worcester County Answers the Call is an exhibition commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. For four years civil war tore the fabric of our nation, claiming thousands of lives and scarring the emotions of every American. This exhibit shares stories of Worcester County men who

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125 Fearless Years

June, 2011 - January, 2012 | Rockwell Gallery

Celebrate 125 years of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. This organization has been key to emporwering women, and promoting peace, justice and freedom for over a century. Come learn about the members who have made it great and the women (and some men) who have shared these experiences and lessions.

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On the Rails

December, 2011 - February, 2012 | Booth Gallery

Relive the heyday of travel by train in Worcester. Watch model trains and trolleys as they travel across a charming recreation of Washington Square, Worcester, circa 1911. Sterling train enthusiast and artist Michael Lavin has created a 36-foot display featuring both the old and new Union Stations. Join us at

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Love & Lace: The Valentines of Ester Howland

February, 2012 - April, 2012 | Rockwell Gallery

This small and intimate exhibit features the work of the mother of the American valentine and Worcester, Esther Howland. In 1847, Howland received an English valentine, which inspired her to design her own. She sold her cards through her father’s stationery store and business flourished. After merging with Edward Taft in

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Game On!

11.15.2012 - 04.27.2013

A fun history of toys and games in America.

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Worcester in the 1960s

October 3, 2013 - June 7, 2014

Worcester in the 1960s an exhibition about Worcester and its future - rebuilding, housing, industry and commerce — at a time when politics and social unrest dominated the headlines.

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The Cakemaker’s Portrait

October, 2011 - April, 2012 | Rice Gallery

This late 1830s portrait of Hepsibeth Hemenway has been part of Worcester Historical Museum’s collection since 1895. While we know a good deal about the sitter, what can we uncover about the circumstances of the portrait? How did a woman of little means and mixed-race background in early America get a portrait commissioned? Explore the

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The Unsinkable Ship

April, 2012 - June, 2012 | Rockwell Gallery

In 1912, the Titantic, known as “the Unsinkable Ship,” sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. One-hundred years later we know more about this tragedy than ever before. This exhibit tells the stories of the Worcester residents who perished, and a few that survived one of the world’s greatest

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