THANK YOU Country Bank, Mass Cultural Council, Worcester Arts Council, and to all our visitors during the month of February. It means a great deal to WHM to be able to offer FREE ADMISSION during the month of February…so everyone can enjoy all that we have to offer.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the realization of Dr. Robert Goddard’s dream of putting a man on the moon. A year of celebrations kick off on March 15! Please visit www.discovercentralma.org for a calendar of events.
HISTORY BITES – Getting to know Dr. Goddard
Wednesday, March 6, Noon, Free with Museum Admission
Learn about Worcester’s own Dr. Robert Goddard in this informal lunch time talk. We will talk about his research and work in Worcester as well as his important role in space travel. This program is part of the citywide #worcesteronthemoon celebration. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch.
HISTORY BITES – To Worcester and Beyond
Tuesday, March 12, Noon, Free with Museum Admission
Did you know that Worcester played an important role in the 1969 moon landing? As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the realization of Dr. Robert Goddard’s dream of putting a man on the moon this year, come learn more about the Worcester companies who helped get man on the moon. This program is part of the citywide #worcesteronthemoon celebration. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch.
“THE WOMEN WHO MAPPED THE STARS”
by Joyce Van Dyke
Directed by: Barbara Guertin
Produced by: 4th Wall Stage Company
In conjunction with Women’s History Month and the citywide #worcesteronthemoon celebration of Dr. Robert Goddard’s 50th anniversary of his dream. 4th Wall is proud to present the Central Massachusetts premiere of this riveting and fascinating chronicle of five women who are responsible for creating the celestial road map astronomers use today.
Performances: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings: 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, at 6:30 PM; also Saturday matinees on 3/23 and 3/30 at 2 PM
Tickets: $25; $22 for Seniors and Museum members; $10 for Students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online www.4thwallstagecompany.org.
Lecture by Dr. Michael J. Neufeld: Robert Goddard and the Smithsonian
Curator, Space History division at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Wednesday, March 27, 7 PM, FREE
In keeping with #worcesteronthemoon celebration of Dr. Robert Goddard’s 50th anniversary of his dream of putting a man on the moon, WHM invites you to join a fascinating lecture by historian and author Dr. Michael J. Neufeld. Dr. Neufeld chaired the Space History division from 2007 to 2011 and continues to be a curator for this prestigious institution.
LGBTQ+ WORCESTER – FOR THE RECORD Opening Reception
Thursday, April 25
Details to be announced shortly.
Saturday, April 27, 1 PM
This fun workshop is free with Museum admission.
WHM is happy to announce that we have again been accepted into ARTWEEK’s weeklong celebration. Now celebrated each spring across the state, ArtWeek has been recognized by Expedia, USA Today, Forbes, Thrillist, and Americans for the Arts. There are over 500 events in 130 towns and neighborhoods representing every region in the Commonwealth. In conjunction with WHM’s LGBTQ+ Worcester for the Record exhibit, guests are invited to an interactive workshop on expressing and exploring oneself through comic creating, led by local artist, Savannah Dube.
PAINT THE WORCESTER RAILERS HC ICE NIGHT – HISTORICAL WORCESTER STYLE
Monday, April 29, 5-9 PM
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester
Another Worcester ArtWeek event. WHM is partnering with the DCU Center to encourage participants to paint ANYTHING in Worcester’s history…right on the ice…home of the Worcester Railers Hockey Club. Many iconic Worcester thoughts come to mind – Dr. Robert Goddard/Rockets, Casey at Bat, Smiley Face, Barbed Wire, Valentines, Corsets, diners, poems, etc., etc. – but it can be as recent as painting the Worcester Bravehearts, Notre Dame Church, etc. The options are endless. A registration fee of $10 will apply, and $35 for groups of 4 who pre-register – benefitting the American Young Voices scholarship program. Stay tuned on the DCU Center Social Media Channels (@dcucenter) beginning next week for information on how to register. Food and (adult) beverages will be available for sale.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT OF EMBROIDERY CLASS
Saturday, May 4, 1-3PM
Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street, Worcester, $10.00 per person
Join us at Salisbury Mansion for the time-honored tradition of hand embroidery. Make a keepsake sampler to give to the special person in your life for Mother’s Day. Don’t know how to embroider? Not a problem. A staff person will be on site to help you every step of the way. There will be time during class to view samples from the museum collection. Please register here or call 508-753-8278 to reserve your place. Please note – we will be using sharp sewing needles. This class is not appropriate for younger children.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
by the Musicians of the Old Post Road
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 PM
Another event with the citywide #worcesteronthemoon celebration of Dr. Robert Goddard’s 50th anniversary of his dream of putting a man on the moon. Discover cutting-edge scientist-musicians of the 18th century and rarely-heard Baroque music inspired by gazing at the sky! Our season finale spotlights the little-known musical voices of scientific luminaries such as William Herschel, C. F. Baumgarten, and John Marsh, along with a suite by J. C. Schmidt written for the 1719 Dresden Festival of the Planets, and a Planetary ariette by Rameau. Astronomical imaginations! Tickets range from $35 to $10 (kids in Section B are Free). Visit www.oldpostroad.org for additional information and to purchase tickets.
GIFTS: Membership makes a great gift. Visit http://www.worcesterhistory.org/joingive/membership/ to give a year-long gift. And be sure to visit the Museum shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.